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Oh, and grab your personalized video history as a token of Facebook's appreciation

Ready to feel old? Facebook is celebrating its 10th anniversary today.
Many of us remember hearing about the new social network years ago, quickly discarding our MySpace and Livejournal accounts for the next big thing. It grew fast, offering more than just a place to spill our guts. We could also play games, direct our thoughts to the people of our choosing by creating groups, sending private messages, etc. and also read up on and interact with people, places or things that interested us. 
Facebook now has 1.23 billion monthly users. If you don't have a Facebook account, people tend to think something is wrong with you -- or that you're hiding something. Many employers look at your Facebook in the hiring process now. Old flames and friends go to it to find you and see what you're up to. Your grandma awkwardly writes to you on her own wall. 
Facebook has entered nearly every facet of our lives in its 10 years of existence. What's really amazing is that it started in a Harvard University dorm room by a young Mark Zuckerberg.
So how did a young adult pull off such a huge product while other companies (like Google with Google+) have failed to capture as much traction? According to Zuckerberg, he cares more. 

Mark Zuckerberg [SOURCE: Liberty Voice]

"When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this?" said Zuckerberg. "We were just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. If they had focused on this problem, they could have done it. 

"The only answer I can think of is: we just cared more. While some doubted that connecting the world was actually important, we were building. While others doubted that this would be sustainable, you were forming lasting connections. We just cared more about connecting the world than anyone else. And we still do today."

Mark added that the last decade was about bootstrapping the network, and that the next 10 years will be about solving complex problems and bringing Web access to the two-thirds of the world that currently goes without. 

"I'm so grateful to be able to help build these tools for you," said Zuckerberg. "I feel a deep responsibility to make the most of my time here and serve you the best I can. Thank you for letting me be a part of this journey."

In celebration of Facebook's big day, the social network is creating a personalized video history for its users. Check it out here

Source: Facebook

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Complex problems?
By AssBall on 2/4/2014 11:41:50 AM , Rating: 2
Like how to keep supporting a stock that has widely variegating tangible market value and is supported solely by flaky consumers who use the company's product at no cost?

RE: Complex problems?
By Motoman on 2/4/2014 12:04:00 PM , Rating: 4
Remember kids...if you don't have to pay for a product, you *are* the product.

RE: Complex problems?
By vol7ron on 2/5/2014 12:10:06 AM , Rating: 2
variegating? like it's colorful?

A year ago, I might agree with your statement, but I'm not sure I do anymore. FB ads are highly effective compared to TV and other internet companies. Revenue from event (birthday, wedding, engagements, just because) gifts is not only a good idea, but I've found it useful -- I've been giving so many low-figure gift cards "just because".

The more Facebook ties into social spending, the greater it's potential. I'm still not sure what Zuckerberg Media has in store, but if it ever does anything, perhaps it'll unite well with Facebook.

RE: Complex problems?
By AssBall on 2/6/2014 1:27:24 PM , Rating: 2
Variegating. Like its perception is variable. So yes like a color, one that changes or people perceive differently.

I disagree, the more Facebook ties into social spending, the more volatile I feel it becomes.

kids need internet. not clean water
By luv2liv on 2/4/2014 12:13:28 PM , Rating: 2
yes, how to provide kids internet when they dont even have clean water to drink or even food to eat. truly complex problems!

RE: kids need internet. not clean water
By Murloc on 2/5/2014 8:35:14 AM , Rating: 2
a classic platitude.

Poor people mostly eat wrong, they don't die of hunger. Most africans have access to manioca or whatever staple food they eat.

Providing them with economic development is the best way to fix this.

Not throwing food packs, that does nothing useful in the long-term.

And this is where the internet comes in. It has educational potential and practical uses.

By xti on 2/5/2014 1:01:39 PM , Rating: 2
imma need you to stop making sense.

I never made a facebook...
By TerranMagistrate on 2/4/2014 11:48:20 AM , Rating: 2
And completely missed the social media boat, on purpose of course. Am I weird?

RE: I never made a facebook...
By Motoman on 2/4/2014 12:03:30 PM , Rating: 1
Probably. But not because you never used FB.

RE: I never made a facebook...
By Silver2k7 on 2/5/2014 4:51:17 PM , Rating: 2
There where other things like Lunarstorm before Facebook.. but for some reason other communities never got as big, maybe because they either focused on something specific.. such as say Goths or Teens etc.. while Facebooks have Adults also.

By drlumen on 2/4/2014 2:03:11 PM , Rating: 3
"...the next 10 years will be about solving complex problems..."

Like staying relevant and in business.

Can you say geocities?

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