The company had slightly surpassed e Bay to become the third largest American web company after Google and In March 2011, it was reported that Facebook was removing approximately 20,000 profiles every day for violations such as spam, graphic content, and underage use, as part of its efforts to boost cyber security. Finance website reported that Facebook's lead underwriters, Morgan Stanley (MS), JP Morgan (JPM), and Goldman Sachs (GS), cut their earnings forecasts for the company in the middle of the IPO process.Since 2006, anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in the minimum age requirement, depending on applicable local laws.

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".

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.

After registering to use the site, users can create a customized profile indicating their name, occupation, schools attended and so on.

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