Facebook turns 10 today, and is celebrating by giving its audience of 1.23 billion people a way to relive their digital history on the network with a special release called Look Back.
Facebook is due to release Look Back today, which gives you a personalized movie or photo collection featuring your biggest moments shared on the social network, similar to the popular Year in Review tool.
Initially launched as a site just for US college students on 4th February 2004, Thefacebook.com, as it was first called, quickly grew to be a go-to destination for non-students as it opened its doors to the general public in 2006. The story of Facebook has even been given the Hollywood treatment with “The Social Network” released in 2010 starring Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin and Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker. The anniversary comes amid a period of huge success for the firm after it announced 2013 profits of $1.5bn with more than half of its advertising revenue coming from users on mobile devices.
“It’s been an incredible journey so far, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. It’s been amazing to see how people have used Facebook to build a real community and help each other in so many ways. In the next decade, we have the opportunity and responsibility to connect everyone and to keep serving the community as best we can.”
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook
Since February 2004, there have been 201.6 billion friend connections made.
As of December 2013, 81 percent of daily active users come from outside North America.
There have been more than 6 billion Likes per day on average in December 2013.
400 billion photos have been shared on Facebook since October 2005
Since the start of 2012, 7.8 trillion messages were sent using Facebook.
77.2 billion all-time location-tagged posts were made as of January 2014.