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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.

    Facebook - Featured Articles

    Facebook's Internet.org

    After net neutrality concerns, Facebook is inviting everyone to be a part of Internet.org

    Facebook has launched an open platform through which developers can tailor their services for Internet.org, giving millions of users across the globe the ability to enjoy basic Internet services for free. Facebook's Internet.org initiative faced a severe backlash in India, with several...
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    Facebook to host entire articles from major publications directly on its platform

    With Instant Articles, Facebook is set to host content from publications such as BuzzFeed, The New York Times, National Geographic and others natively on its website. The move is targeted to decrease load times for articles hosted externally, with The Wall Street Journal report stating that...
    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger adds free video calling for the US and 17 more countries

    Facebook has announced a new update to its Facebook Messenger app that adds support for free video calls for the US and 17 other countries. This new feature means that Facebook Messenger could be a competitor in the VoIP video market to apps such as Skype and Viber, among others. Facebook says...
    Facebook's simple trick for serving so many different Android devices

    Facebook's simple trick for serving so many different Android devices

    Facebook has a simple solution to a big problem — coding for best performance across different devices. Some folks like to call it fragmentation, others call it choice, but by any name there are certainly a lot of different Android phones. Building applications that need to work with all of them...

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    Facebook's Internet.org

    After net neutrality concerns, Facebook is inviting everyone to be a part of Internet.org

    Facebook has launched an open platform through which developers can tailor their services for Internet.org, giving millions of users across the globe the ability to enjoy basic Internet services for free. Facebook's Internet.org initiative faced a severe backlash in India, with several...
    Facebook

    Facebook to host entire articles from major publications directly on its platform

    With Instant Articles, Facebook is set to host content from publications such as BuzzFeed, The New York Times, National Geographic and others natively on its website. The move is targeted to decrease load times for articles hosted externally, with The Wall Street Journal report stating that...
    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger adds free video calling for the US and 17 more countries

    Facebook has announced a new update to its Facebook Messenger app that adds support for free video calls for the US and 17 other countries. This new feature means that Facebook Messenger could be a competitor in the VoIP video market to apps such as Skype and Viber, among others. Facebook says...
    Facebook balances content from Friends and Pages in latest News Feed changes

    Facebook balances content from Friends and Pages in latest News Feed changes

    Facebook has again made some changes to the way they display content in your News Feed in hopes of bringing a better balance. Finding a good balance between too much content and not enough content is a tough task and Facebook has been taking user feedback to heart on this. Facebook is once again...
    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook brings Messenger to a standalone site for web browsers

    Messenger has launched as a standalone web site, but it won't be disappearing from Facebook's core site. Messenger, Facebook's messaging platform, is now available as a standalone service on the web. In the past users had to use Facebook's website to message their friends and family, but...
    Facebook's simple trick for serving so many different Android devices

    Facebook's simple trick for serving so many different Android devices

    Facebook has a simple solution to a big problem — coding for best performance across different devices. Some folks like to call it fragmentation, others call it choice, but by any name there are certainly a lot of different Android phones. Building applications that need to work with all of them...
    Riff for Android

    Facebook's new Riff app creates a chain of videos centered on a specific topic

    Facebook has launched a new stand-alone app called Riff, which allows a string of videos to be made and connected together that are based on a specific subject. Riff started as a side project by an app team at Facebook, who wanted to create an easy way for anyone to collaborate on videos. The...
    Facebook's 'Scrapbooks' feature helps parents organize pictures of their kids

    Facebook's 'Scrapbooks' feature helps parents organize pictures of their kids

    Facebook rolled out a new feature today called "Scrapbooks" that lets parents more easily create and organize photo albums of their children. Scrapbooks adds quite a few new options for managing photos of your kids with special tags and the option to share a scrapbook with your significant other...
    Messenger Platform lets developers hook their apps into Facebook Messenger

    Messenger Platform lets developers hook their apps into Facebook Messenger

    Facebook has announced Messenger Platform for developers at their F8 developers conference. The platform allows developers to tie their apps into Facebook Messenger. While using Facebook Messenger, users will be able to find new apps to use with the service by tapping the three dots in the...
    Facebook wants sharing to be easier and better

    Facebook wants to dramatically simplify the process of sharing to Facebook

    At today's Facebook F8 developers conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled that they're working to make sharing to their network simpler and better. The new "share sheets" that Facebook is working on will unify sharing across the primary Facebook apps, including Facebook Groups and...

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