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Facebook is the most popular social media service in the world with more than 2 billion monthly active users as of June 2017.

Facebook was launched in February of 2004 for college students and then rapidly grew as it opened the service to more than those with a .edu email address.

In 2012 the social media giant offered its IPO and Facebook earned the title of the fastest company to grow to $250 billion market capitalization in the S&P 500.

Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg has shared that it’s not enough to connect the world, the social media service also needs to bring the world closer together. One of its recent efforts to do so is the “Good Adds Up” campaign.

Facebook Stories Yesterday

After announcing it nearly four months ago, Facebook today is officially starting to rollout its new “Your Time on Facebook” tool, which shows just how long you spend on the service. The rollout was first spotted by TechCrunch. The feature comes as other social networks, such as Facebook’s own Instagram, add new digital health functionality.

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Facebook Stories November 19

Facebook on ‘war’ footing as Zuckerberg reportedly clashes with COO

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is so concerned about security and slowing user growth that he has reportedly told senior execs that he considers the company to be at war …

Facebook Stories November 15

Facebook has denied a New York Times report alleging – among many bigger issues – that CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered company execs to use only Android phones …

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Facebook Stories November 14

A new piece by The New York Times goes in-depth on how Facebook has handled its repeated breaches and blunders. But one detail in particular is fascinating relating to Apple, Mark Zuckerberg apparently forced his management team to give up iPhones and switch to Android after Tim Cook made some comments that “infuriated” the Facebook CEO.

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Facebook Stories November 12

Facebook is currently down for U.S. East Coast users [U]

[Update: Facebook access is back up for most affected users.]

Many Facebook users are seeing the social media service as currently inaccessible. Issues appear limited to the East Coast of the United States.

Facebook Stories November 7

Facebook says an unsend functionality is ‘coming soon’ to Messenger

As earlier reports suggested, Facebook is in the process of developing a new unsend feature for Messenger. Hidden in the changelog for a recent update to Facebook for iOS is mention that the functionality is “coming soon.” This means you’ll soon be able to unsend Facebook messages within a preset grace period.

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