Facebook

Expert Strategies to Make Facebook Worth Your Time
Social Media

Expert Strategies to Make Facebook Worth Your Time

Make sure you know what's working.
The 4 Costliest Mistakes Businesses Make on Social Media
Social Media

The 4 Costliest Mistakes Businesses Make on Social Media

Social media can either be an asset or a hindrance.
Samuel Edwards
21 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know
Facebook

21 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

There are so many things you can do on Facebook.com that you probably don't know about everything.
Facebook to Team With News Orgs on Story 'Packages'
Facebook

Facebook to Team With News Orgs on Story 'Packages'

But this 'Journalism Project' comes after Facebook late last year came under fire for fake news on the platform.
The Top 20 First Jobs in the U.S. According to Facebook
Facebook

The Top 20 First Jobs in the U.S. According to Facebook

Did you hold one of these gigs?
Nina Zipkin
4 Easy and Highly Effective Business Development Tactics
Entrepreneur Network

4 Easy and Highly Effective Business Development Tactics

Use these strategies and you'll be sure to see a boost in your engagement.
Will Facebook Marketplace Be the Next Ecommerce Heavyweight?
Ecommerce Strategies

Will Facebook Marketplace Be the Next Ecommerce Heavyweight?

When new platforms such as Facebook Marketplace open for business, you need to capitalize on your first-mover advantage. Facebook will reward you.
Brent Freeman
20 Ways to Grow Your FB Live Audience
facebook live

20 Ways to Grow Your FB Live Audience

FB Live is a fun way to engage, connect and interact with your audience.
Eric Siu
Why 2017 Will be the Year of Native Content and Engagement
Social Media Marketing

Why 2017 Will be the Year of Native Content and Engagement

The raw number of followers you have is much less significant than the number of highly engaged followers you have.
Lesya Liu
10 Facts You Didn't Know About Facebook Advertising
Facebook Advertising

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Facebook Advertising

What works today may not work tomorrow.
Rocco Baldassarre
What You Can Learn From Mark Zuckerberg's Past New Year Resolutions
Mark Zuckerberg

What You Can Learn From Mark Zuckerberg's Past New Year Resolutions

The Facebook founder designs his goals for personal, social and professional enrichment.
Rose Leadem
CES 2017: HTC Wants to Drive the VR Revolution -- and It Needs Your Help
Virtual Reality

CES 2017: HTC Wants to Drive the VR Revolution -- and It Needs Your Help

A slew of new initiatives from HTC is designed to rapidly grow the virtual reality market.
Stephen J. Bronner
Facebook Safety Check Falsely Says a Bomb Exploded in Bangkok
Facebook

Facebook Safety Check Falsely Says a Bomb Exploded in Bangkok

At first, it appeared the algorithm used unreliable and fake news sources to 'confirm' the nonexistent explosion.
15 Signs You Need a Social-Media Cleanse
Social Media

15 Signs You Need a Social-Media Cleanse

Thinking in pithy Facebook posts? You don't need continual affirmation to know you're OK. A break from the online chatter could be just the thing to create a healthier you.
Dan Dowling
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