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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 Says Government Requests for Account Data Have Risen 27 Percent
Federal Government

Facebook Says Government Requests for Account Data Have Risen 27 Percent

Government requests for account data globally rose to 59,229 from 46,710.
Facebook Partners With Top Universities to Speed Up Tech Research
Facebook

Facebook Partners With Top Universities to Speed Up Tech Research

The agreement between Facebook's Building 8 and the universities comes as the social media company seeks to find new revenue streams in virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Families of Orlando Nightclub Victims Sue Twitter, Google and Facebook
Lawsuits

Families of Orlando Nightclub Victims Sue Twitter, Google and Facebook

Similar lawsuits in the past have faced an uphill fight because of strong protections in U.S. federal law for the technology industry.
Facebook Introduces Live Audio
Facebook

Facebook Introduces Live Audio

This new option is perfect for those times you have something to say but don't want to show your mug.
Mark Zuckerberg Introduces His Virtual Butler 'Jarvis'
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Introduces His Virtual Butler 'Jarvis'

Creating Jarvis proved humanity is 'both closer and farther off' from an AI breakthrough than we imagine, he wrote.
Facebook Underreported iPhone Traffic for Some Publishers
Facebook

Facebook Underreported iPhone Traffic for Some Publishers

The social giant said on Friday that a recent update to one of its metrics had led to the issue and affected publishers using one of its legacy platforms.
Mark Zuckerberg Announces Facebook's Plan to Attack Fake News
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Announces Facebook's Plan to Attack Fake News

Will fact checkers and danger signs extinguish the spread of false information?
Entrepreneur Staff
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.
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

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