The most popular networking social networking site Facebook, which has more than 1.2 billion monthly active users worldwide, is celebrating its 10th birthday.The company was launched by Mark Zuckerberg on February 4, 2004, from Harvard University dorm room.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said on this occasion: “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.”
On February 4, Facebook will be launching “A Look Back” product, an experience that enables people on Facebook to see a personalized movie or collection of photos with their biggest moments since they joined Facebook. This is a small gesture to thank the over one billion people who are on Facebook by providing a unique way to look back at some of their biggest moments.
Despite Facebook’s popularity throughout the world, it is getting challenge to retain its original base of young users after arrival of new innovative social networks such as Pinterest, Twitter and SnapChat coming to the fore. Its another challenge is from the soaring popularity of smartphone apps that let people share images, videos, thoughts or observations at any moment.
But whatever the analysts and critics may say about the Facebook, people around the world have become addicted to it and it has become part and parcel of their life. As they say, the old habits die hard, Facebook will remain on the forefront for long.