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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 - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

No rules to stop #euref campaigns from continuing on social media

They can’t talk about it, but they can tweet about it. Political parties take to social media to continue campaigning.

# facebook - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

From Business ETC Facebook shares dip to new low Facebook

Facebook shares dip to new low

The social network debuted at $38 a share two weeks ago.

# facebook - Thursday 24 May, 2012

From Business ETC Stocks open mixed as Europe summit disappoints Markets

Stocks open mixed as Europe summit disappoints

European markets are up – but only modestly – while the US markets tread water after an indecisive summit in Brussels.

# facebook - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

From Business ETC Shareholders file lawsuit over Facebook flotation Facebook

Shareholders file lawsuit over Facebook flotation

Meanwhile a US Senate committee is considering launching an inquiry into the social network’s recent flotation.

From Business ETC Business Insider spoke to someone who bought $100m in Facebook shares on Friday. He was angry. Facebook

Business Insider spoke to someone who bought $100m in Facebook shares on Friday. He was angry.

“This should have been a blockbuster. This should have traded to $60 or $70.”

# facebook - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

From The Score One heck of a ride: Irish adventurers trekking 16,000 km from Istanbul to Shanghai Sand2Snow

One heck of a ride: Irish adventurers trekking 16,000 km from Istanbul to Shanghai

Five countries, three deserts and one mountain range will be crossed by the fundraising duo by the time they reach the east coast of China.

# facebook - Monday 21 May, 2012

From Business ETC Facebook’s worst nightmare: how the other dominoes could fall Facebook

Facebook’s worst nightmare: how the other dominoes could fall

After General Motors announced last week that it’s cancelling its Facebook ad budget, who else might follow suit, and why?

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC Facebook shares nosedive in early trading on NASDAQ Dislike

Facebook shares nosedive in early trading on NASDAQ

Shares in the much-vaunted social network, led by newlywed Mark Zuckerberg, lost an eighth of their value in 15 minutes.

# facebook - Sunday 20 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From Business ETC Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute Pakistan

Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute

Officials say Twitter refused to remove material considered offensive to Islam,

From The Daily Edge Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg weds on day after IPO Hitched

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg weds on day after IPO

It’s been quite a week for the couple – including an historic IPO, a graduation from medical school, and a surprise wedding.

# facebook - Saturday 19 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Facebook, lightning and Euro 2020: the week in statistics Prime Numbers

Facebook, lightning and Euro 2020: the week in statistics

Mark Zuckerberg has earned an average of $3,904,232 every day of his short life. That and more from the week…

Column: I put my family business on Facebook. Here’s what happened.

Peter Faulkner was told he had to engage with social media to promote his company – but the results weren’t what he expected.

From Business ETC Here’s why Facebook shares stayed above $38 after flotation Facebook

Here’s why Facebook shares stayed above $38 after flotation

Throughout the first day of trading, Facebook shares never dipped below $38. This chart shows why.

# facebook - Friday 18 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

From Business ETC Zuckerberg rings the Nasdaq opening bell… wearing a hoodie Facebook
From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Are you ready for Zuckerberg: The Musical? Facebook

VIDEO: Are you ready for Zuckerberg: The Musical?

Yes, you read that right. The Facebook founder has his own musical (sort of).

From Business ETC Bono’s wealth set to double in Facebook’s first day on markets Elevation

Bono’s wealth set to double in Facebook’s first day on markets

Paul Hewson’s investment vehicle owns 1.5 per cent of the company – and will make a tidy packet in the IPO today.

# facebook - Thursday 17 May, 2012

From Business ETC Facebook to raise $16billion with $38 share price Facebook

Facebook to raise $16billion with $38 share price

The move means the social media giant will break all records for a tech firm when it goes public tomorrow.

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Your essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won’t comment

The school is reported to have suspended four pupils earlier this week. Separately, the Education Minister has opened an anti-bullying forum in Dublin today.

Poll: Should students be expelled for posting abuse on social networking sites? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should students be expelled for posting abuse on social networking sites?

Four students at a Dublin school have been expelled after posting comments about teachers on Facebook. Is the sanction too harsh? Or do you agree with it?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: students expelled from Dublin school over Facebook messages, one third of voters don’t know how they’re voting – and Copper Face Jacks…

# facebook - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

School warns students: Quit Facebook or be expelled

An Australian principal has banned pupils under 13 from having a Facebook account – even outside school hours.

From The Daily Edge Aaron Sorkin to adapt ‘Steve Jobs’ film Steve Jobs

Aaron Sorkin to adapt ‘Steve Jobs’ film

The Oscar-winning writer is to write a screenplay for Sony based on the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine stories you need to know about this morning, including: Occupy Galway camp dismantled, a new Mission to Prey court case, and why one company won’t advertise on Facebook anymore…

# facebook - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

From Business ETC Facebook is just a ‘fad’, say almost half of people in US Facebook

Facebook is just a ‘fad’, say almost half of people in US

More people think Facebook will fade away than believe it will be a long-term success story.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

From The Daily Edge Facebook “like” count on clothes hooks SHOPPING AID This post contains a poll

Facebook “like” count on clothes hooks

Would you like a little help choosing your outfit? And would the number of ‘likes’ it gets on social media sway you?

From Business ETC Facebook hikes price of its shares, raising value to over $100bn Facebook

Facebook hikes price of its shares, raising value to over $100bn

Facebook had previously planned on selling shares at between $28-$35, but is now going for a price between $34 and $38.

# facebook - Monday 14 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday

Your essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC Facebook co-founder renounces US citizenship days ahead of flotation Facebook

Facebook co-founder renounces US citizenship days ahead of flotation

The move will result in Eduardo Saverin avoiding taxes of about $600 million when he collects his share of the site’s stock offering.

From Business ETC Mark Zuckerberg turns 28 today: Here are 8 things you may not know about him Happy Birthday This post contains images

Mark Zuckerberg turns 28 today: Here are 8 things you may not know about him

Some life titbits about the man at the helm of Facebook.

# facebook - Sunday 13 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# facebook - Thursday 10 May, 2012

From Business ETC Facebook to offer new file-sharing feature Facebook

Facebook to offer new file-sharing feature

Members of Facebook groups will soon be able to upload and share files with other users.

From The Score Low-key celebrations: Juve defender plasters jeep in three stars after league win Paint Job

Low-key celebrations: Juve defender plasters jeep in three stars after league win

Paolo de Ceglie better not get stuck in traffic in Milan any time soon after the Scudetto winner pimped his ride.

# facebook - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your essential round-up of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…