Happy Birthday Facebook!

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One of the biggest names in social media, if not the biggest, turns 10 years old today. Happy Birthday, Facebook! Here’s to many more. You were once an idea of founder Mark Zuckerberg’s while he was in a Harvard dorm room. Now you’re a global company that connects people all over the world.

The website was originally just for Harvard students, but it has since grown to be available to anyone 13 years of age or older. I’ve been an active user since August 2006 when I first began high school. At the time, users had to be invited to join by their friends. I remember my friends saying I had to try out this new website that allowed you to post on walls and tag your friends in pictures. I didn’t know what they were talking about. At the time, I had just settled into MySpace and was interested in vamping my page with backgrounds and songs.

Now MySpace has all but disappeared and Facebook has become a social media giant. With over 1 billion users, Facebook is a huge business that affects us on a daily basis. As part of their birthday celebration, Facebook is giving users a chance to look at personalized videos of their profiles. It shows you when you joined, your biggest moments and your popular photos. I encourage you to try it! Simply go to https://www.facebook.com/lookback/ and see what your video looks like! (Hint: A preview of mine’s in the photo!)

I’m here to build something for the long term, anything else is a distraction.- Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO