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Facebook Will Soon Add Original Shows to Its Platform
Facebook

Facebook Will Soon Add Original Shows to Its Platform

Funding original shows on Facebook is a similar approach to how the company has paid celebrities and media outlets to broadcast live video.
Instagram's User Base Crosses 600 Million
Instagram

Instagram's User Base Crosses 600 Million

The photo-sharing app added 100 million users since June.
Exploring the Most Popular Websites of the Last 20 Years
Internet

Exploring the Most Popular Websites of the Last 20 Years

These sites can really give you some insight on the rises and falls of some of the biggest businesses in the internet age.
How to Turn Facebook Throttle Into Good
Social Media Marketing

How to Turn Facebook Throttle Into Good

Facebook is just one of many, many ways to reach your audience.
Grant Cardone
Here Are Facebook's Top 10 Live Videos of 2016
Facebook

Here Are Facebook's Top 10 Live Videos of 2016

The social giant just put out a list of the most talked about global topics on the network this year.
Ask the Expert Advice: If Your Facebook Ads Aren't Working, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions
Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert Advice: If Your Facebook Ads Aren't Working, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

If you aren't seeing strong engagement and you're confident that your demographic targeting is good, our marketing expert Aaron Agius shares some tips on finding Facebook success.
Aaron Agius
Facebook Is Asking Users' Help to Identify Misleading News
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Facebook Is Asking Users' Help to Identify Misleading News

It's actually trusting users to verify stories posted on the social network.
Facebook Working on a Plan to Pick News From Favored Media Partners
Facebook

Facebook Working on a Plan to Pick News From Favored Media Partners

The feature is called Collections and functions similarly to Snapchat's Discover section.
Make the New Facebook Pages Layout Work to Your Advantage
Facebook Marketing

Make the New Facebook Pages Layout Work to Your Advantage

Take control over the Facebook layout to engage your audience in a variety of ways.
Lesya Liu
Facebook Developing Artificial Intelligence to Flag Offensive Live Videos
Facebook

Facebook Developing Artificial Intelligence to Flag Offensive Live Videos

The social media company has been embroiled in a number of content moderation controversies this year, from facing international outcry after removing an iconic Vietnam War photo due to nudity to allowing the spread of fake news on its site.
Sheryl Sandberg Donates $100 Million to Donor-Advised Fund
Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg Donates $100 Million to Donor-Advised Fund

Sandberg's donation to her donor advised fund comprised 880,000 of class "A" shares of Facebook, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday.
How to Spot Real News from Fake News Online: A Definitive Guide
News and Trends

How to Spot Real News from Fake News Online: A Definitive Guide

Many of these fakes originate from overseas "companies," whose members cite "income" as the primary motivating factor.
John Boitnott
Facebook Builds Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China
Facebook

Facebook Builds Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China

The social giant developed software that suppresses posts from appearing in people's news feeds in specific geographies.
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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