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Sarcasm Poses Problem for Computer Algorithms in U.S. Election
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Sarcasm Poses Problem for Computer Algorithms in U.S. Election

Increasingly, data gatherers find themselves tripped up by basic social media conventions like sarcasm and mockery.
What Twitter's Potential Flipboard Acquisition Means for the Publishing Industry
Media Companies

What Twitter's Potential Flipboard Acquisition Means for the Publishing Industry

Rumored acquisitions by online's biggest platforms merely amplify the same headline churn. Is there anything new on the horizon?
Joe Hyrkin
Meet PlayBuzz, the Platform Leveling the Content-Creation Playing Field
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Meet PlayBuzz, the Platform Leveling the Content-Creation Playing Field

The increasingly popular platform is giving away powerful tools for producing infectious content whether for fun or to jump start native ad campaigns.
Murray Newlands
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Joins Board of SurveyMonkey
Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Joins Board of SurveyMonkey

The online polling company was recently run by Sandberg's late husband, Dave Goldberg.
Want to Make Money With Online Ads Like Facebook? Learn These 5 Terms First.
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Want to Make Money With Online Ads Like Facebook? Learn These 5 Terms First.

This is an especially tough challenge in your first year or two of operation, even if you use every technique known to get traffic flowing.
Martin Zwilling
Mark Zuckerberg Talks Workouts, Telepathy and AI
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Workouts, Telepathy and AI

In his latest townhall Q&A session, the Facebook CEO fielded questions from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Branson, Steven Hawking, Shakira and Arianna Huffington.
Laura Entis
Facebook Users Across the U.S. Can Now Send Money Via Messenger
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Facebook Users Across the U.S. Can Now Send Money Via Messenger

By linking a debit card to Facebook Messenger, you can send and receive funds through the social network.
The Truth About Facebook and Millennials
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The Truth About Facebook and Millennials

Reports of Facebook's demise among teens have been greatly exaggerated. Here, some marketing lessons from the kids and the unique ways they use their favorite undead platform.
Ann Handley
Facebook Nabs Yahoo Exec as New Chief Security Officer
Facebook

Facebook Nabs Yahoo Exec as New Chief Security Officer

The position was vacated by Joe Sullivan who left Facebook in April to join Uber.
10 of the Dumbest Social Media Blunders Ever
Social Media

10 of the Dumbest Social Media Blunders Ever

The Internet is an effective means of building your brand slowly or mangling it in a big hurry.
Eric Samson
Facebook Releases Moments, Another Standalone App
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Facebook Releases Moments, Another Standalone App

Moments aims to let people share pictures privately with their friends on Facebook.
Jason Fell
How to Improve Your Facebook Reach (Infographic)
Facebook

How to Improve Your Facebook Reach (Infographic)

If you become 'News Feed Friendly,' you'll start getting more traffic from Facebook and diversify your traffic sources.
Zach Bulygo
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