You get a video! And you get a video! Everybody gets a video! In honor of Facebook’s 10th anniversary, the team created an algorithm that makes personalized videos for the site’s 1 billion users — and counting.
Throwback Thursday came early this week when Facebook decided to take us back with some personalized videos on Feb. 4. In commemoration of the site’s 10-year anniversary, Mark Zuckerberg and his staff decided to make 62-second clips for many of its users. The clips highlight some of the posts and photos Facebook’s users have shared over the years.
Facebook Creates Personalized Videos For Ten Year Anniversary
Our beloved Facebook turned 10 years old on Feb. 4, and the site pulled a Beyoncé by surprising its users with personalized videos. The social networking site, which has more than a billion users, created the 62-second clips with the help of an automated tool. The videos, titled “A Look Back,” give users a chance to remember — and cringe — at some of the most popular things they’ve written or shared over the years.
Users get a chance to look back to the year they joined Facebook, see some of those silly first/most-liked posts and some of the outrageously embarrassing pictures they’ve posted over the years — all backed by somber, instrumental music.
To get your personal dose of throwbacks just go to facebook.com/lookback, and depending on how much you’ve posted over the years, you’ll either get the personalized video, a collection of photos or a thank you card.
Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Expect Facebook To Be As Successful As It Is
Facebook, which was founded back in 2004 in the dorms of Harvard, changed the way we connect with people all over the world — but it seems as though the site’s success was unanticipated, even to Mark, who founded the network.
“People often ask if I always knew that Facebook would become what it is today,” he posted, “No way.”
He also addressed the fact that some even doubted that Facebook was an important site.
“While some doubted that connecting the world was actually important, we were building,” he continued, “While others doubted that this would be sustainable, you were forming lasting connections.”
HollywoodLifers, are you a fan of Facebook? More specifically, how addicted would you say you are to the social networking site? Drop a comment with your thoughts on Facebook’s 10th anniversary below.
— By Stephanie Sengwe