This morning, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced (through a Facebook Status Update, naturally) that today is Facebook’s 10th Anniversary.
“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.” – Mark Zuckerberg
Over ten years, Facebook has collected and connected over a billion users. It’s transformed the way people interact, pushing the boundaries to connect its users globally to communicate both socially and for business. It has grown and developed into a global brand to rival the best brands in the tech industry.
That’s the situation today. Ten years ago? That’s a different story. Ten years ago, it was called TheFaceBook. It was only open to students of Harvard University, and this is what the homepage looked like:
For the record, this is what it looks like today:
This is where Facebook stands today. Infographics are provided by dpfoc.com.
And just in case you were wondering, this is how Facebook compares to Twitter in numbers:
And what better way to map out the past decade than to spread it out over a Facebook Timeline?
Happy Birthday, Facebook. Thanks for keeping us connected.