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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 will now let you put stickers on any photo

    Facebook's new Stickered for Messenger will let you slap stickers onto any photo

    If you've not had enough of stickers inside Facebook Messenger, get ready for stickers on your photos. Facebook's Stickered for Messenger does just that — it lets you place stickers on photos and send them via Messenger. Not only can you slap on whatever sticker you like, you also will get to use...
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    Facebook successfully makes over a half-billion people download Messenger app

    Over 500 million people have now downloaded the standalone Facebook Messenger app since it was first made available in 2011, and it's likely that it has seen a surge in users since Facebook removed the messenging features from its main app several months ago. The company didn't offer a...
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    Facebook Messenger permissions: Not as scary as the stories might have you believe

    The FUD is fierce as a 9-month-old story paints a scary — but not really correct — view of Android permissions You can't swing a dead cat on the Internet these days without running into yet another misguided story about how scary Android is, and about how apps have access to do all sorts of...
    Facebook Groups app on Android

    There's now a Facebook Groups app, because Facebook

    First there was just Facebook, and then there was Messenger, and now there is Groups. Yep, Facebook has launched a dedicated app purely for their Groups feature, and, well, it's pretty much a different user interface for the current groups that already exist in the primary Facebook app. Unlike...

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    Facebook will now let you put stickers on any photo

    Facebook's new Stickered for Messenger will let you slap stickers onto any photo

    If you've not had enough of stickers inside Facebook Messenger, get ready for stickers on your photos. Facebook's Stickered for Messenger does just that — it lets you place stickers on photos and send them via Messenger. Not only can you slap on whatever sticker you like, you also will get to use...
    Facebook Trending

    Facebook's Trending feature is now in the Android app

    Facebook Android app users in the US will soon see some new Trending features, after first launching for web browser users earlier in 2014. The new features are designed to offer links to the latest news and events that are currently popular. Facebook says that tapping on a topic in the new...
    Facebook Groups app on Android

    There's now a Facebook Groups app, because Facebook

    First there was just Facebook, and then there was Messenger, and now there is Groups. Yep, Facebook has launched a dedicated app purely for their Groups feature, and, well, it's pretty much a different user interface for the current groups that already exist in the primary Facebook app. Unlike...
    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook successfully makes over a half-billion people download Messenger app

    Over 500 million people have now downloaded the standalone Facebook Messenger app since it was first made available in 2011, and it's likely that it has seen a surge in users since Facebook removed the messenging features from its main app several months ago. The company didn't offer a...
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    Facebook now lets you better customize what's in your News Feed

    Today Facebook is rolling out a new feature that will give you more control over what you posts you see in your News Feed. You'll now see a list of the top people and pages in your feed, and you'll be given a one-click option to unfollow them if you chose to do so. You can also choose a filtered...
    Facebook update makes it easier to 'tell your story,' simplifies photo uploads

    Facebook update makes it easier to 'tell your story,' simplifies photo uploads

    Facebook is getting some handy new features for image uploads today. The social media giant announced that Facebook for Android will be getting an update that allows users to more easily manage the order of their photo uploads. Facebook is labeling this as a better way to "tell your story."...
    Safety Check

    Facebook's 'Safety Check' lets you tell friends you're safe during a disaster

    During a major disaster, many people turn to social networks to check in on friends or loved ones to make sure they're safe. Facebook knows that, and today has announced Safety Check — a new way to let your friends know you're safe, and to check in on those that may be in a disaster area. With...
    Facebook now lets you comment with stickers

    Facebook now lets you comment with stickers

    In addition to likes and typing out your comments onto friends' posts, Facebook is now allowing you to express all your emotional glory through stickers. Previously available as a feature inside Facebook Messenger, now users can add stickers within comments to regular Facebook posts. Just...
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    Facebook could launch an app that won't require people to use their real names

    Facebook may be working on a new stand alone mobile app that will allow its users to interact with others but without using their real names, and that app could be released in a matter of weeks. The report comes from the New York Times, which cites unnamed sources. It claims Facebook has been...
    Facebook completes acquisition of WhatsApp

    Facebook completes $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

    Facebook has completed its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. The deal was swiftly finalized following the approval by the European Union on Friday. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will sit on the Facebook Board of Directors. Facebook's acquisition of the messaging company was...

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