If you don’t know that yesterday was Facebook’s 10th birthday you must live under a rock. The web was buzzing with Facebook startup stories, photos of Zuckerberg and well wishes for the 10-year-old company.
For many it may seem hard to believe that it has been around for 10 years and for others it may seem like 10 years is nothing, don’t forget we have kids who have actually grown up on Facebook. We’ve LITERALLY seen them grow up thanks to proud moms and dads all over the world.
To celebrate, Zuckerberg decided to send each and every one of us a personalized video of our time on the social network. Each “Look Back” compilation contains 15 or so of your most-liked photos, statuses, and life events, set to music. Cheesy maybe, but a lot of work went into this birthday gift to us all showing that Facebook still has an interest in showing how much they care about connecting the world.
If Facebook had a personal profile on the social network it would have blown up due to the billions of people wishing the company a happy birthday. Zuckerberg seemed appreciative and nostalgic in an online post stating…
“When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. If they had focused on this problem, they could have done it,” he wrote. “The only answer I can think of is: we just cared more.”
He went on to say that he’s more excited about the company’s next 10 years than its first 10.
While it may have been Facebook’s special day, many celebrated by actually Tweeting about it. The fact that people posted on other social media pages about Facebook shows how strong the network is and how much influence it has had over the years.
Facebook still rises above the rest and is used by 71% of all online American adults and 73% of all those aged between 12 and 17, according to the Pew Research Centre. Users especially like photos and videos from friends, with 47% saying that is a major reason they use the site. The most common dislike about the site, according to Pew, is when people share too much personal information.
From the sounds of it, seems like Zuckerberg and Co. are completely invested in bringing the public what they want and keep them connected to the rest of the world. Facebook may have gotten big with college kids, but today everyone from our kids to our grandparents have an account and though we may not like to admit it, we would be in the dark without this innovative way of sharing our lives, likes and loves with our fellow human beings. We hope Facebook had a happy birthday and we look forward to seeing what the future of Facebook has in store for us.
Zuckerberg talks kids