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Why the Election Proves There's Room for Both Facebook and Twitter
Social Media

Why the Election Proves There's Room for Both Facebook and Twitter

The 2016 election season has shed light on how Americans engage in conversation about politics.
Lydia Belanger
Facebook Takes on LinkedIn with New Job Opening Features
Facebook

Facebook Takes on LinkedIn with New Job Opening Features

With Facebook's jobs features, companies could drive more traffic to their Facebook pages while allowing them to pay the social network to get their job openings in front of more candidates.
It's Election Day: Is Facebook Influencing Your Voting Decision?
Presidential Elections

It's Election Day: Is Facebook Influencing Your Voting Decision?

Because Facebook's newsfeed algorithm gives you the news you 'want' to see, it's an echo chamber of your political biases.
Jayson DeMers
Social Video Throwdown: Pinterest Enters the Ring With Facebook and Twitter
Marketing Bootcamp

Social Video Throwdown: Pinterest Enters the Ring With Facebook and Twitter

More options for video marketing can only be good news for marketers.
Aaron Agius
Facebook Warns Growth Will Slow, Shares Dip
Facebook

Facebook Warns Growth Will Slow, Shares Dip

Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Wehner said ad growth would likely slow 'meaningfully' due to limits on 'ad load.'
Facebook Data Reveals What's Stopping Millennials From Being Loyal to Brands
Customer Experience

Facebook Data Reveals What's Stopping Millennials From Being Loyal to Brands

These young consumers want to commit to companies, but companies don't always provide ideal experiences.
Lydia Belanger
Instagram to Test New Shopping Feature
Instagram

Instagram to Test New Shopping Feature

Instagram users will be able to buy products from U.S.-based retailers through the photo-sharing app.
Could Facebook -- Yes, Facebook -- Be Your Next Big Career Tool?
Facebook

Could Facebook -- Yes, Facebook -- Be Your Next Big Career Tool?

Embracing the idea that your professional and personal personas are no longer separate could open career doors.
Debby Carreau
Facebook Accused of Letting Advertisers Discriminate by Race
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Facebook Accused of Letting Advertisers Discriminate by Race

The social media giant says its policies prohibit discriminatory advertisements.
Facebook Executives Feel the Heat of Content Controversies
Facebook

Facebook Executives Feel the Heat of Content Controversies

The company's reticence to explain censorship decisions has drawn criticism in many countries around the globe.
Facebook to Loosen Restrictions on Controversial Posts
Facebook

Facebook to Loosen Restrictions on Controversial Posts

Future posts might not be removed even if they violate Facebook's guidelines, as long as they are considered newsworthy.
Will Facebook Ever Break into China?
International Business

Will Facebook Ever Break into China?

How can U.S. businesses find success in a complex environment like China's?
Brian Hughes
Facebook Adds Food Ordering Feature
Facebook

Facebook Adds Food Ordering Feature

Users will also be able to get quotes from businesses, buy movie tickets and book appointments at spas and salons, Facebook said in a blog post.
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