Users can add other users as "friends", exchange messages, post status updates, share photos, videos and links, use various software applications ("apps"), and receive notifications of activity.

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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".

Its popularity has led to prominent media coverage for the company, including significant scrutiny over privacy and the psychological effects it has on users.

In recent years, the company has faced intense pressure over the amount of fake news, hate speech and violence prevalent on its services, all of which it is attempting to counteract.

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.HTC announced the HTC First, a smartphone with Home pre-loaded.On April 15, 2013, Facebook announced an alliance across 19 states with the National Association of Attorneys General, to provide teenagers and parents with information on tools to manage social networking profiles.[...] 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." In January 2004, Zuckerberg began writing code for a new website, known as "The Facebook", with the inspiration coming from an editorial in the Crimson about Facemash, stating that "It is clear that the technology needed to create a centralized Website is readily available ...Facebook may be accessed by a large range of devices with Internet connectivity, such as desktop, laptop and tablet computers, and smartphones.