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Why Snapchat's 'Memories' Proves It's a Real Competitor to Facebook
Snapchat

Why Snapchat's 'Memories' Proves It's a Real Competitor to Facebook

Best known for its disappearing photos and videos, Snapchat has given users the most compelling reason yet for lingering on its increasingly ad-backed app.
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Here's How You Can Embody the Strength and Leadership of Sheryl Sandberg
Radicals & Visionaries

Here's How You Can Embody the Strength and Leadership of Sheryl Sandberg

'It is the hard days -- the times that challenge you to your very core -- that will determine who you are.'
Carolyn Sun
Facebook Reveals Open-Source Wireless Platform, Opencellular
Performance Ignited

Facebook Reveals Open-Source Wireless Platform, Opencellular

The initial version of OpenCellular's software platform will be available in the summer, and Facebook is testing out the boxes at its headquarters right now.
Why These Facebook Features Should Worry Digital Advertisers
Social Media Marketing

Why These Facebook Features Should Worry Digital Advertisers

Features like Live Video, Instant Articles and Canvas ads are shaking up digital marketing and might be a cause of concern for advertisers.
Marty Schneck
Tinder Is Moving In the Right Direction But Parents Need More Safeguards for Kids
Social Media

Tinder Is Moving In the Right Direction But Parents Need More Safeguards for Kids

The dating website has banned teens 17 and younger but all social media platforms need to create and enforce rules against cyberbullying and sexting.
Scott Walker
NBC Will Broadcast 85 Hours of the Rio Olympics in VR -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

NBC Will Broadcast 85 Hours of the Rio Olympics in VR -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Facebook has made it easier for users to fundraise for their favorite charities.
Grace Reader
Facebook Has Released Its 'News Feed Values' -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Facebook Has Released Its 'News Feed Values' -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Apple is working on technology to help venues disable iOS users from taking photos and videos at concerts.
Grace Reader
Facebook's Political Influence Lands Under the Microscope
Facebook

Facebook's Political Influence Lands Under the Microscope

As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook is going out of its way to show its neutrality.
Facebook Offers Rare Glimpse Into Formula Behind News Feed
Facebook

Facebook Offers Rare Glimpse Into Formula Behind News Feed

The social giant on Wednesday offered some limited details as part of an effort to provide more transparency about its operations.
Mark Zuckerberg Is Building a Wall in Hawaii and People Are Freaking Out
Radicals & Visionaries

Mark Zuckerberg Is Building a Wall in Hawaii and People Are Freaking Out

What do you think? Do you share Kaui residents' fenced-in fury? Let us know in the poll below.
Entrepreneur Staff
Google, Facebook Quietly Move Toward Automatic Blocking of Extremist Videos
Web Content

Google, Facebook Quietly Move Toward Automatic Blocking of Extremist Videos

The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites.
How to Build Your Following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat
Entrepreneur Network

How to Build Your Following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat

Online marketing expert and Entrepreneur Network partner Michelle Held tells you how to manipulate these various social-media platforms.
Erin Schultz
Facebook Employees to Undergo Political Bias Training
Facebook

Facebook Employees to Undergo Political Bias Training

Twitter, meanwhile, was criticized last December when it appointed a white man to be its head of diversity.
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