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Social networking site with over 500 million users worldwide. The site was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerburg, a Harvard student at the time of founding. The company employs 1,400 and has its European, African and Middle East headquarters in Dublin.

# facebook - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook’s plan to bring internet to the developing world? Invest in drone aircraft Wi-fly

Facebook’s plan to bring internet to the developing world? Invest in drone aircraft

The social media site is reportedly in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a company which specialises in creating unmanned aircraft drones.

# facebook - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares Oh Dear God

Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares

Here’s how to get rid of it.

From The Daily Edge 8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now Mail Xx

# facebook - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook pulls the plug on its email service everyone forgot about See Ya

Facebook pulls the plug on its email service everyone forgot about

Wait, Facebook had an email service?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your week.

From Business ETC WhatsApp, data compression and Snapchat: What we learned from Zuckerberg’s keynote Questions

WhatsApp, data compression and Snapchat: What we learned from Zuckerberg’s keynote

While the focus was on WhatsApp and its $19 billion valuation, Mark Zuckerberg touched upon a number of issues that will be important further down the line.

# facebook - Monday 24 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish teen wins 122K Facebook fans for videos about Irish mammies and grannies The Washing
From Business ETC WhatsApp’s first move after its deal with Facebook? Adding voice calls Constant Chatter

WhatsApp’s first move after its deal with Facebook? Adding voice calls

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says that the new feature will arrive as early as April.

# facebook - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Skyping with your dog, kiddie smartwatches and falling in love Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Skyping with your dog, kiddie smartwatches and falling in love

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From Business ETC WhatsApp apologises after ‘server issues’ affect millions worldwide Whats Oops

WhatsApp apologises after ‘server issues’ affect millions worldwide

The messaging service was bough by Facebook for $16 billion last week.

# facebook - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From Business ETC What does your own personalised Twitter video look like? Look Back

What does your own personalised Twitter video look like?

Facebook rolled out a similar feature earlier this month to celebrate its 10th birthday.

# facebook - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past Wb Hun

10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past

The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.

From Business ETC Explainer: After WhatsApp, where do messaging apps go from here? Messaging

Explainer: After WhatsApp, where do messaging apps go from here?

With the purchase of WhatsApp and Viber, the rush for messaging apps has begun, but what else is out there?

From The Daily Edge WhatsApp billionaire was rejected by Facebook AND Twitter in the past PFO
From The Daily Edge BBC’s amazing WhatsApp Twitter typo What's That?

BBC’s amazing WhatsApp Twitter typo

WHAT’S Mark Zuckerberg paying for?

# facebook - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook buys WhatsApp message service for $16billion Big Bucks

Facebook buys WhatsApp message service for $16billion

The deal includes $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in stock.

# facebook - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Birds Eye is launching a new range of hashtag-shaped potatoes Mashtags

Birds Eye is launching a new range of hashtag-shaped potatoes

These #tasty #new pot@to treats are made with real spuds.

# facebook - Monday 17 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about murder in Dublin, Angela Kerins’ salary and stick tape.

From Business ETC Facebook tops list of Dublin office deals. Here’s the full top 10: Office Space

Facebook tops list of Dublin office deals. Here’s the full top 10:

Research by commercial estate agents HWBC also found that commercial rents were up by 15 per cent last year.

# facebook - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Romantic Google and Facebook comments landing you in prison Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Romantic Google and Facebook comments landing you in prison

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From The Daily Edge Couples reach Facebook low 85 days after declaring “in a relationship” It's Complicated

Couples reach Facebook low 85 days after declaring “in a relationship”

It’s Facebook’s world. We just live in it.

# facebook - Friday 14 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge It’s now illegal to call your child ‘Facebook’ in parts of Mexico What's In A Name?
From Business ETC Facebook moves beyond male and female with new gender identity options LGBT

Facebook moves beyond male and female with new gender identity options

Users in the US can now use 50 different custom gender terms – such as bi-gender and androgynous – to describe themselves.

# facebook - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Boy tells mammy he has no friends for birthday party, she finds him a million online Happy Birthday Colin

Boy tells mammy he has no friends for birthday party, she finds him a million online

Colin’s 11th birthday is going to be the best ever.

# facebook - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From Business ETC Turns out a lot of people watched those personalised Facebook videos You're So Vain

# facebook - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One-in-ten young teenagers have received sexual messages online Net Safety

One-in-ten young teenagers have received sexual messages online

Additionally, it’s been found that one in five children surveyed said they’d had contact online with people they had never met in person.

# facebook - Monday 10 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was the most generous American in 2013 Like

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was the most generous American in 2013

He gave away 18 million shares of Facebook stock – guess how much that’s worth?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Online mobs, crazes and trolls… welcome to the online disinhibition effect Virtual Reality

Column: Online mobs, crazes and trolls… welcome to the online disinhibition effect

Many people are ill-equipped to deal with what accompanies an online presence – like anonymity or the effect of the online mob. So blaming social media for crazes detracts from the root cause of the issue, writes Darragh Coakely.

# facebook - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This was the first ever news article written about Facebook History Lesson

This was the first ever news article written about Facebook

“I think it’s kind of silly that it would take the University a couple of years to get around to it. I can do it better than they can, and I can do it in a week.”

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Facebook’s birthday, squishing birds and dating with a difference Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Facebook’s birthday, squishing birds and dating with a difference

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Thursday 6 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Facebook pledges to make special Look Back vid for grieving dad Good Guy Facebook

# facebook - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Neknomination highlights need for stricter European control of sites like Facebook Moderation

Neknomination highlights need for stricter European control of sites like Facebook

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly said sites should be obliged to remove content that will have a negative effect on people’s health and European legislation could be the way to do it.

# facebook - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Man who met Ross Cummins on night he died raises money for alcohol charity Tragedy

Man who met Ross Cummins on night he died raises money for alcohol charity

“I was just really upset that a young life like that could just be gone,” the 25-year-old told TheJournal.ie.

From The Daily Edge Here’s how your life would be different if Facebook didn’t exist What If

Here’s how your life would be different if Facebook didn’t exist

Imagine a world where stalking your ex actually meant stalking your ex.

From The Daily Edge Facebook has launched a weird personalised movie about YOUR life A Look Back

Facebook has launched a weird personalised movie about YOUR life

The site’s new look back feature takes you through your Facebook history.

From The Daily Edge Here’s what Facebook looked like when it launched this day ten years ago Happy Birthday

Here’s what Facebook looked like when it launched this day ten years ago

Also, you won’t believe how much money it’s made Mark Zuckerberg and investor Bono.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you still ‘like’ Facebook? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you still ‘like’ Facebook?

The social media giant celebrates its tenth birthday today. But are you still posting, sharing and liking as much as ever?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as we begin another stormy day…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Facebook’s early childhood was… complicated. Growing Pains

Column: Facebook’s early childhood was… complicated.

Our relationship with Facebook has waxed and waned over these years as we oscillate between loving, adoring and depending on it, to needing to self-impose several ‘breaks’ from it as it drives us crazy, writes Colman Noctor.

From Business ETC ‘Like’, failure and ads: The moments that helped define Facebook Staying Power

‘Like’, failure and ads: The moments that helped define Facebook

With the site celebrating its tenth birthday today, here are the moments that made Facebook what it is today.