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Why Mark Zuckerberg Can't Shut Up About Facebook While Tim Cook Thinks Apple Needs Secrets
Facebook

Why Mark Zuckerberg Can't Shut Up About Facebook While Tim Cook Thinks Apple Needs Secrets

When Facebook makes big changes, they can bring harm to marginalized communities, or force people to confront traumatic memories.
Matt Weinberger
Machine Learning Needs Bias Training to Overcome Stereotypes
Innovation

Machine Learning Needs Bias Training to Overcome Stereotypes

Humans have ingrained unconscious biases. So do the algorithms they create.
Richard Sharp
Facebook Redesigns Ads to Circumvent Blockers
Facebook

Facebook Redesigns Ads to Circumvent Blockers

The move is intended to protect the company's revenue, and give users more choice over the ads they see.
A Man Was Awarded $115,000 After a Random Facebook Post Destroyed His Life and Business
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A Man Was Awarded $115,000 After a Random Facebook Post Destroyed His Life and Business

One day, out of the blue, Kenneth Rothe's hotels were accused of being a haven to pedophiles, a claim that the judge would later determine was baseless.
Facebook Is Getting Stern About Clickbait
Facebook

Facebook Is Getting Stern About Clickbait

A recent algorithm update means the headlines you read on your newsfeed will actually tell you something about the article beneath them.
Lesya Liu
Facebook: Clickbait Has No Place in News Feeds
Facebook

Facebook: Clickbait Has No Place in News Feeds

The social network hopes to return to its roots as a platform for connecting with friends and family.
Facebook's Area 404 Is a Melting Pot for Hardware Research
Facebook

Facebook's Area 404 Is a Melting Pot for Hardware Research

The new facility will support drones, artificial intelligence servers and much more.
Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue on Video Market, Stock Surges
Alphabet

Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue on Video Market, Stock Surges

Google's parent on Thursday revealed that efforts to push its vast advertising business toward mobile is paying off as second quarter earnings handily beat Wall Street's expectations.
Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases
Facebook

Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases

Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to their kids. Will little Timmy make it into a top college? Will Jamie make the team? Will you ever get a refund for the $3,000 your smaller child blew on in-app purchases using your smartphone or tablet?
Facebook Gives Away 360-Degree Camera Design
Facebook

Facebook Gives Away 360-Degree Camera Design

Actually building the rig, though, will cost you upwards of $25,000.
Facebook Trounces Wall Street Estimates With Sharp Ad Sales Growth
Facebook

Facebook Trounces Wall Street Estimates With Sharp Ad Sales Growth

Its shares were up 5.4 percent in after-hours trading at $130.01, after hitting their highest since the company went public in 2012.
This Social Network Engages Audiences Better Than the Rest
Social Media Marketing

This Social Network Engages Audiences Better Than the Rest

A new index looks at which sites will give your business the most value.
Nina Zipkin
Creative Ways to Use Video Livestreaming to Boost Your Business
Video

Creative Ways to Use Video Livestreaming to Boost Your Business

These days, it's hard to miss the fact that video -- especially livestreaming -- is a big and powerful way to deliver your message.
Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight
Drones

Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight

Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minutes in Yuma, Arizona.
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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