Facebook

Facebook Considering Paying Some of Its Users for Their Posts
Facebook

Facebook Considering Paying Some of Its Users for Their Posts

The social network is soliciting feedback from some users about the types of revenue earning features they would be in interested in, such as a tip jar to collect money for their content or a marketplace to find content sponsors.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Happening Now: Cannabis Industry Pioneers Chat Live on Facebook to Commemorate 4/20
Marijuana

Happening Now: Cannabis Industry Pioneers Chat Live on Facebook to Commemorate 4/20

Catch these interviews with innovators of the booming marijuana business beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST today.
Erin Schultz
From Under the Hoodie: 5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

From Under the Hoodie: 5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg

Five execs weigh in on what moves made the Facebook founder so successful.
Tom Taulli
What Facebook's Just Announced Tools Mean for Entrepreneurs
Customer Experience

What Facebook's Just Announced Tools Mean for Entrepreneurs

From livestreaming to chat bots, here's how businesses can incorporate the latest Facebook features to work for them.
Nina Zipkin
Facebook Unveils 'Surround 360' Video Capture System
Facebook

Facebook Unveils 'Surround 360' Video Capture System

The rig boasts 17 synchronized cameras: 14 along its edge, plus one fish-eye camera at the top and two on the bottom.
Facebook's Latest Path to World Domination: Chatbots
Facebook

Facebook's Latest Path to World Domination: Chatbots

'You'll never have to call 1-800-Flowers again,' Mark Zuckerberg said.
6 Steps for Handling Social Media Complaints Like a Pro
Customer Experience

6 Steps for Handling Social Media Complaints Like a Pro

Learn how to deal with online complaints effectively by remembering a simple acronym.
Jay Baer
People Are Horrified That Facebook's Hidden Inbox Is Hiding Incredibly Important Messages
Facebook

People Are Horrified That Facebook's Hidden Inbox Is Hiding Incredibly Important Messages

Users are complaining about not seeing messages from since-deceased family members, people reaching out to help them, and even people contacting them to let them know their friends have died.
Facebook, Challenging TV and Web Rivals, Expands Live Video
Facebook

Facebook, Challenging TV and Web Rivals, Expands Live Video

Live video is becoming a highly competitive feature on social platforms.
Facebook and Twitter Improving Accessibility for the Visually Impaired Is Noble, But Both May Have Another Motive
Social Media

Facebook and Twitter Improving Accessibility for the Visually Impaired Is Noble, But Both May Have Another Motive

Both social network giants have introduced tools that allow users to hear details about photos.
Nina Zipkin
In the Aftermath of Apple vs. FBI, WhatsApp Strengthens Encryption
WhatsApp

In the Aftermath of Apple vs. FBI, WhatsApp Strengthens Encryption

As of Tuesday the entirety of WhatsApp messages will be supported by end-to-end encryption.
Having a Lot of Facebook Friends Can Help You Land a New Job
Facebook

Having a Lot of Facebook Friends Can Help You Land a New Job

New research from Tufts University, Stony Brook University and Facebook shows how social networking affects professional networking.
Catherine Clifford
9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World
Radicals & Visionaries

9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World

Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and more -- these 9 visionaries have made their indelible marks on the way we live.
Carolyn Sun
Powerful Tech CEOs -- More Than Politicians, Advocates or Religious Leaders -- Are Driving the Debate Over LGBT Laws
Leadership

Powerful Tech CEOs -- More Than Politicians, Advocates or Religious Leaders -- Are Driving the Debate Over LGBT Laws

Salesforce came in and pushed the governor of Georgia up against a wall over a anti-gay legislation, and this week, Apple, Google and Facebook are among the companies putting serious pressure on North Carolina's governor over anti-transgender laws.
Catherine Clifford
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