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Zuckerberg: Some Tech Is Worrying, but Not Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg: Some Tech Is Worrying, but Not Facebook

In his Harvard commencement address, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reminisced about his intentions for starting the social network.
Why It's Important That Facebook Admitted It Sometimes 'Gets Things Wrong'
Facebook

Why It's Important That Facebook Admitted It Sometimes 'Gets Things Wrong'

Here is what you can learn from the controversy over the social network's content moderation policies.
Nina Zipkin
Why Mark Zuckerberg Runs 10,000 Facebook Versions a Day
Masters of Scale

Why Mark Zuckerberg Runs 10,000 Facebook Versions a Day

In a rare interview on the podcast 'Masters of Scale,' the Facebook CEO shares how his obsession with testing everything has helped his company scale.
Andrea Huspeni
Facebook's Content Moderation Rules Are Both Careful and Shocking
Facebook

Facebook's Content Moderation Rules Are Both Careful and Shocking

The rules for dealing with violent and disturbing images often require moderators to ask whether they are 'newsworthy' or 'raise awareness.'
Nina Zipkin
Connection Matters: Small Businesses on Facebook Learn From Each Other
America's Small Business Heroes

Connection Matters: Small Businesses on Facebook Learn From Each Other

Our focus on competition can obscure the extent to which business owners form communities to connect, support and advise each other.
Dan Levy
Feeling Depressed? Stay Off Instagram and Watch YouTube Instead.
Social Media

Feeling Depressed? Stay Off Instagram and Watch YouTube Instead.

A new study reveals that YouTube is the 'most positive' social media site for young people, while Instagram and Snapchat are 'the most detrimental' to their mental health.
Watch a Teenage Mark Zuckerberg React to Getting Into Harvard
Business Moving Forward

Watch a Teenage Mark Zuckerberg React to Getting Into Harvard

Witness the earliest beginnings of Facebook.
Nina Zipkin
Facebook Targets Low-Quality Links With Spam-Fighting AI
Facebook

Facebook Targets Low-Quality Links With Spam-Fighting AI

A new algorithm will automatically purge posts in your news feed that link to sites with lots of disruptive or shocking ads.
4 Unknown Facebook Features Your Business is Missing
Facebook

4 Unknown Facebook Features Your Business is Missing

These powerful tools can take your Facebook marketing to the next level.
Katherine Sullivan
No Time for Marketing? You Only Need 15 Minutes a Day.
Marketing

No Time for Marketing? You Only Need 15 Minutes a Day.

Marketing is like exercising. The difference between doing nothing and just a little every day is cumulatively enormous.
Brian Honigman
Facebook Engineer: Women's Code Rejected More Than Men
Inspiring Your Team

Facebook Engineer: Women's Code Rejected More Than Men

A Facebook staffer said 'code written by women was rejected much more frequently than code written by their male colleagues.' Facebook says she's working with incomplete data.
After Murder, Facebook to Hire 3,000 People to Review Videos
Inspiring Your Team

After Murder, Facebook to Hire 3,000 People to Review Videos

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company will be adding 3,000 employees to 'review the millions of reports we get every week, and improve the process for doing it quickly.'
3 Tips To Grow Your Brand Using Facebook
Facebook Marketing

3 Tips To Grow Your Brand Using Facebook

Find the marketing groove for your brand on this champion social platform.
Wade Harman
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

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