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    There perhaps are two ways to think about the Internet — before and after Facebook. By now you know the story. (Hell, they made a movie about it.) Some Harvard students create a site to rank girls. It expands into a larger network of collegians, and Facebook in its early form required a college .edu email address to join. In 2006, it opened up to anyone age 13 and older.

    Fast forward a few years and many billions of dollars, and Facebook is now a publicly traded company. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest billionaires in the world, along with co-founder Dustin Moskovitz (who's younger by all of eight days). Facebook is how we keep in touch. How we stalk our former high school classmates. How potential employers check out potential hires. How news organizations and public entities get the word out. How we play games. How we share photos and video. How we forget how to have real relationships with actual people. It's how we log into other websites, using our Facebook credentials.

    Like it or not, Facebook, in the span of a decade, became one of the most important online properties we've ever know.

    Will it continue to be so in another 10 years? We'll have to see. But for now, there's no escaping it.

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    Facebook starts testing M, the virtual assistant that lives inside Messenger

    Facebook starts testing M, the virtual assistant that lives inside Messenger

    Facebook has started testing M, a new virtual assistant that lives inside its Messenger app. Rolling out first in the San Francisco Bay Area, M's artificial intelligence in trained and supervised by people. One of the big selling points of M is its ability to do things for you in the course of...
    Facebook is giving you more control over your News Feed

    Facebook is giving you more control over your News Feed

    Facebook has announced that it will give users greater control over what they see in their News Feed. The new options allow you to determine what kind of News Feed items are most important to you, such as which friends and pages you see first. You will also be able to find new pages easily, and...
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    Facebook Lite for Android is now official, made for emerging countries with low bandwidth

    Facebook Lite is a smaller version of the social networking app made for developing countries and markets. After first being tested in a few countries in January, Facebook is now officially launching a new and smaller Android version of its social networking app called Facebook Lite. The app is...
    Facebook Messenger no longer requires a Facebook account

    You can now sign up for Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account

    Users can now sign up for Facebook Messenger without having a Facebook account, as the company has changed the process to now allow for phone number registration. All you need is a phone number and a picture to get started on Facebook Messenger now. The company has dropped the previous...

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    Facebook starts testing M, the virtual assistant that lives inside Messenger

    Facebook starts testing M, the virtual assistant that lives inside Messenger

    Facebook has started testing M, a new virtual assistant that lives inside its Messenger app. Rolling out first in the San Francisco Bay Area, M's artificial intelligence in trained and supervised by people. One of the big selling points of M is its ability to do things for you in the course of...
    Facebook Moments

    Facebook Moments hits version 2.0, now available outside the US

    Facebook has rolled out an update for its Moments app, which enables groups of friends to connect with one another and easily share photos. The main feature of the app is to make it easy for more than one person to effectively synchronize captured shots, a perfect solution for when at events with...
    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook working on 'Moneypenny' virtual assistant for Messenger

    Facebook is reportedly working on a new virtual assistant feature, much like Cortana, Google Now and Siri, but with a slight twist. According to The Information, the social giant will introduce the assistant (codenamed 'Moneypenny') on Facebook Messenger, and this new feature will help you...
    Facebook is giving you more control over your News Feed

    Facebook is giving you more control over your News Feed

    Facebook has announced that it will give users greater control over what they see in their News Feed. The new options allow you to determine what kind of News Feed items are most important to you, such as which friends and pages you see first. You will also be able to find new pages easily, and...
    Facebook Messenger's direct payments feature now available to everyone in the U.S.

    Facebook Messenger's direct payments feature now available to everyone in the U.S.

    Back in March, Facebook announced that it would start rolling out a direct payment feature in Messenger. After first rolling out to users in New York City in May, the company has announced that direct payments are now available to everyone in the U.S.. From Facebook's David Marcus: We're...
    Facebook Lite

    2G-friendly Facebook Lite launches in India and the Philippines

    Earlier this year, Facebook announced a lightweight version of its Android app, one tailored for 2G networks and in situations with inconsistent connectivity. The social networking giant has now launched Facebook Lite in India and the Philippines, with more markets set to follow over the coming...
    Facebook Messenger no longer requires a Facebook account

    You can now sign up for Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account

    Users can now sign up for Facebook Messenger without having a Facebook account, as the company has changed the process to now allow for phone number registration. All you need is a phone number and a picture to get started on Facebook Messenger now. The company has dropped the previous...
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    How to get your pictures out of Facebook and into Google Photos

    Facebook basically does the bare minimum when it comes to giving you your photos back, and that's really unfortunate. Most of us have a lot of photos in Facebook, but don't actually use that platform as a long-term storage solution. That's probably a good idea considering how photos are handled...
    Facebook Moments wants to help you share photos with friends

    Facebook Moments wants to help you share photos with friends

    Moments is a new app from Facebook aimed at helping you and your friends exchange photos. Facebook released a new app called Moments that is targeted at making it much easier to exchange photos that you and your friends took at the same event. The goal is to make sharing and organizing group...
    Facebook rolls out more granular location sharing in Messenger

    Facebook rolls out more granular location sharing in Messenger

    Facebook is rolling out more granular controls for location sharing in Messenger. Facebook announced that it is enabling more granular controls for users to share locations in Messenger. Whereas users previously only had the option of turning location sharing on and off, the changes rolling out...

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