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Google, Facebook Quietly Move Toward Automatic Blocking of Extremist Videos
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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 Live's New Features Include Two-Person Remote Broadcasts -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Facebook Live's New Features Include Two-Person Remote Broadcasts -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: New Belgium has collaborated with Ben and Jerry's on an ice cream beer.
Grace Reader
'One Dumb Decision After Another:' Florida Man Brags About Burglary on Facebook, Lands in Jail
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'One Dumb Decision After Another:' Florida Man Brags About Burglary on Facebook, Lands in Jail

Alleged criminal who posted a Facebook video bragging about a $500,000 jewelry haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail, police said on Thursday.
Gun Bill Debate: Should Politicians Be Streaming Sit-Ins?
Social Media

Gun Bill Debate: Should Politicians Be Streaming Sit-Ins?

Pundits pontificate (it's what they do, guys!) on the overall ramifications of politicians on Periscope and Facebook Live.
Bill Schulz
Target vs. Facebook: 2 Paths to Handling Politically Charged Situations
News and Trends

Target vs. Facebook: 2 Paths to Handling Politically Charged Situations

Politics can muddy the water in the business world. If you find yourself in the middle of a debate, find a neutral position, know the consequences of your actions and keep open lines of communication.
Ahmad Raza
Social-Media Etiquette 101: Stop Sharing So Much and Never Air Your Dirty Laundry
Entrepreneur Network

Social-Media Etiquette 101: Stop Sharing So Much and Never Air Your Dirty Laundry

Entrepreneur Network partners from 7Twelve Marketing share some quick tips to tactful social-media networking.
Erin Schultz
Facebook Signs Deals With Media Firms and Celebrities for Live Video
Facebook

Facebook Signs Deals With Media Firms and Celebrities for Live Video

The social network is working with CNN, the New York Times, Vox Media, Tastemade, Mashable and the Huffington Post.
Instagram's User Base Grows to More Than 500 Million
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Instagram's User Base Grows to More Than 500 Million

The Facebook-owned network has quickly eclipsed its rivals, notably Twitter, which has seen its user base stall at just above 300 million.
These Hot Companies Are Magnets for Talent
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These Hot Companies Are Magnets for Talent

LinkedIn has published its "Top Attractors" list, examining the companies that lure and retain the most employees.
Lydia Belanger
Meet the Entrepreneur Whose Startup Raised $24 Million Thanks in Part to Mark Zuckerberg
Entrepreneurs

Meet the Entrepreneur Whose Startup Raised $24 Million Thanks in Part to Mark Zuckerberg

Jeremy Johnson is the CEO and co-founder of Andela, a company that trains software developers in Africa and was the first investment for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Nina Zipkin
Microsoft Has Partnered With a Marijuana Startup -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Microsoft Has Partnered With a Marijuana Startup -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: The family of a victim of the Paris terrorist attacks is suing Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Lindsay Friedman
Facebook's Suicide Prevention Tools: Invasive or Essential?
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Facebook's Suicide Prevention Tools: Invasive or Essential?

The social network now allows all users to flag friends' posts as potentially suicidal and solicit Facebook's help or intervention.
Lydia Belanger
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