Zuckerberg wrote a program called "Facemash" in 2003 while attending Harvard University as a sophomore (second year student).According to The Harvard Crimson, the site was comparable to Hot or Not and used "photos compiled from the online facebooks of nine Houses, placing two next to each other at a time and asking users to choose the “hotter” person".
On October 24, 2007, Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1.6% share of Facebook for 0 million, giving Facebook a total implied value of around billion.
Microsoft's purchase included rights to place international advertisements on the social networking site.
The Facemash site was quickly forwarded to several campus group list-servers, but was shut down a few days later by the Harvard administration.
Zuckerberg faced expulsion and was charged by the administration with breach of security, violating copyrights, and violating individual privacy. Zuckerberg expanded on this initial project that semester by creating a social study tool ahead of an art history final exam.
Additionally, users can complain about or block unpleasant people.
Facebook has more than 2 billion monthly active users as of June 2017.He uploaded all art images to a website, each of which was featured with a corresponding comments section, then shared the site with his classmates, and people started sharing notes.Zuckerberg told the Crimson that "Everyone’s been talking a lot about a universal face book within Harvard.Entertainment Weekly included the site on its end-of-the-decade "best-of" list saying, "How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers' birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?" and according to its data, half of the site's membership used Facebook daily, for an average of 34 minutes, while 150 million users accessed the site by mobile.Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California.