July 21, 2016 Facebook Connectivity Lab announced the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, our high-altitude unmanned aircraft that can be used to bring affordable internet to remote locations.Facebook (stylized as facebook) is a for-profit corporation and online social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States.

Facebook gradually added support for students at various other universities, and eventually to high school students as well.

Since 2006, anyone age 13 and older has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in the minimum age requirement, depending on applicable local laws.

After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile, add other users as "friends", exchange messages, post status updates and photos, share videos, use various applications (apps), and receive notifications when others update their profiles.

Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups organized by workplace, school, or other topics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends". Additionally, users can complain about or block unpleasant people.

Harvard did not have a student "Facebook" (a directory with photos and basic information) at the time, although individual houses had been issuing their own paper facebooks since the mid-1980s, and Harvard's longtime Freshman Yearbook was colloquially referred to as the "Freshman Facebook".

Facemash attracted 450 visitors and 22,000 photo-views in its first four hours online.

The site was quickly forwarded to several campus group list-servers, but was shut down a few days later by the Harvard administration.

Because of the large volume of data that users submit to the service, Facebook has come under scrutiny for their privacy policies. held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012, and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of 4 billion.

On July 13, 2015, Facebook became the fastest company in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to reach a market cap of 0 billion.

Zuckerberg wrote a program called Facemash on October 28, 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" To accomplish this, Zuckerberg hacked into protected areas of Harvard's computer network and copied private dormitory ID images.