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Facebook: Highs and lows of the social networking giant

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In 2003, while studying psychology and computer science at Harvard, Zuckerberg launched Facemash.com. Operating only within Harvard, it allowed users to compare students and rank them on their attractiveness. It garnered over 22,000 photo views within a few hours but was shut down within a few days as Zuckerberg didn’t have permission to use student photos.

(Pictured) Zuckerberg and Facebook co-creator Chris Hughes photographed at Harvard University in May 2004.

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