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Facebook Follows Snapchat and Instagram With its Own Version of Stories
Facebook

Facebook Follows Snapchat and Instagram With its Own Version of Stories

Currently available in Ireland, Stories lets people update their friends on their activities throughout the day.
Facebook Overhauls Trending and Will Now Show the Same Topics to Everyone
Facebook

Facebook Overhauls Trending and Will Now Show the Same Topics to Everyone

Facebook is also rolling out 'an improved system to determine what is trending.'
Don't Let Marketing Zest Lead You Into the Fake News Morass
Marketing Strategies

Don't Let Marketing Zest Lead You Into the Fake News Morass

If the facts aren't selling your product, you need to improve it.
Jim Joseph
17 Weird Things You Didn't Know About Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

17 Weird Things You Didn't Know About Mark Zuckerberg

Check out these fun facts about the billionaire Facebook founder.
Nina Zipkin
My Love Affair With Facebook
Facebook Marketing

My Love Affair With Facebook

Globally, there are more than a billion people with Facebook accounts. That's the only social media statistic every entrepreneur needs to know.
Grant Cardone
The Online Media World Is in for a Big Shakeup
Media Companies

The Online Media World Is in for a Big Shakeup

If you create content -- and who doesn't -- your world is about to change.
Steve Tobak
Randi Zuckerberg: Don't Search for That 'Pie-in-the-Sky Mentor'
Mentors

Randi Zuckerberg: Don't Search for That 'Pie-in-the-Sky Mentor'

The tech investor, TV show producer and Facebook's former director of market development says you should do this instead.
Stephen J. Bronner
Mark Zuckerberg for President in 2020? Pundits and Comics Share Their Hot Takes.
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg for President in 2020? Pundits and Comics Share Their Hot Takes.

Do recent moves by the CEO of Facebook signify that he is looking to friend the electorate? Comedians and political analysts react.
Bill Schulz
Facebook Is Testing Fake News Filtering Overseas
Facebook

Facebook Is Testing Fake News Filtering Overseas

A trial run in Germany could influence an election and keep Facebook out of trouble.
Expert Strategies to Make Facebook Worth Your Time
Social Media

Expert Strategies to Make Facebook Worth Your Time

Make sure you know what's working.
The 4 Costliest Mistakes Businesses Make on Social Media
Social Media

The 4 Costliest Mistakes Businesses Make on Social Media

Social media can either be an asset or a hindrance.
Samuel Edwards
21 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know
Facebook

21 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

There are so many things you can do on Facebook.com that you probably don't know about everything.
Facebook to Team With News Orgs on Story 'Packages'
Facebook

Facebook to Team With News Orgs on Story 'Packages'

But this 'Journalism Project' comes after Facebook late last year came under fire for fake news on the platform.
The Top 20 First Jobs in the U.S. According to Facebook
Facebook

The Top 20 First Jobs in the U.S. According to Facebook

Did you hold one of these gigs?
Nina Zipkin
Facebook

Facebook is the largest social networking site worldwide.

The site was co-founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg while still a student at Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. Membership was initially limited to Harvard students but the site eventually opened to other college and high school students. Membership was extended to anyone with a valid email address in 2006.

Some of Facebook's early investors included PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Microsoft. Napster founder Sean Parker was Facebook's founding president.

Facebook allows users to create profiles than can include photos, personal interests and contact information. Users can communicate over a variety of public and private posting features.

The site has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses and brands, including Entrepreneur Magazine.

Early on, Facebook was often compared to Myspace, another social networking site. Other popular social media sites such as Twitter and Google+ rival Facebook in terms of users and features.

Facebook went public in 2012 and raised more than $100 billion.

Here are some of our most popular Facebook articles:

This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature