This month, Facebook left the one digits and headed toward pre-teenhood when it turned 10-years old on February 4, 2014.
A few Facebook facts
- About 44% of Facebook users “like” content posted by their friends at least once a day, with 29% doing so several times per day.
- 64% of Facebook users visit the site on a daily basis, up from the 51% who were daily users in 2010.
- Facebook users are more politically engaged than most people.
- A 2012 study showed that 12% of users tagged a friend in a photo, but about 35% were tagged in a photo.
Facebook celebrated with a montage
To celebrate the social media site’s 10 years in existence, Facebook users were able to see a collage set to sweet music of their highlights on Facebook. This walk down memory lane was a nice touch, and a great way to engage people in the 10th anniversary without getting too invasive – to see your video, all it took was a click of a button.
You were also able to see a quick few photos showcasing some of your “best” times on Facebook using A Look Back.
From the computer of Mark Zuckerberg…
“Today is Facebook’s 10th anniversary.
It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. It’s rare to be able to touch so many people’s lives, and I try to remind myself to make the most of every day and have the biggest impact I can.
People often ask if I always knew that Facebook would become what it is today. No way.
I remember getting pizza with my friends one night in college shortly after opening Facebook. I told them I was excited to help connect our school community, but one day someone needed to connect the whole world.
I always thought this was important — giving people the power to share and stay connected, empowering people to build their own communities themselves.
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.
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.
That’s why I’m even more excited about the next ten years than the last. The first ten years were about bootstrapping this network. Now we have the resources to help people across the world solve even bigger and more important problems.
Today, only one-third of the world’s population has access to the internet. In the next decade, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to connect the other two-thirds.
Today, social networks are mostly about sharing moments. In the next decade, they’ll also help you answer questions and solve complex problems.
Today, we have only a few ways to share our experiences. In the next decade, technology will enable us to create many more ways to capture and communicate new kinds of experiences.
It’s been amazing to see how all of you have used our tools to build a real community. You’ve shared the happy moments and the painful ones. You’ve started new families, and kept spread out families connected. You’ve created new services and built small businesses. You’ve helped each other in so many ways.
I’m so grateful to be able to help build these tools for you. 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.”