Happy birthday, Facebook! Hard to believe, but it was 10 years ago, on February 4th, 2004, that Mark Zuckerberg launched “Thefacebook” from his dorm room at Harvard. Just a mere ten years later, Facebook has over 1 billion users and Mark Zuckerberg is now worth just under $30 billion.
Love Facebook or hate it, you can't deny the impact it's had on the world. It would seem appropriate, then, to commemorate its first ten years somehow or another. Allow me to suggest 10 different things you can do to celebrate Facebook's first 10 years, aside from actually poking around on Facebook itself.
If you're near Cambridge, Massachusetts, have a slice of pizza at Mark Zuckerberg's favorite college pizza place
Also if you're in Cambridge, swing by his old college dorm - and the birthplace of Facebook - Harvard's Kirkland House
Check out some vintage Facebook source code
Watch 2010's The Social Network, which you can stream right now on Amazon
Watch a lecture by a Facebook engineer on their history of code design
Dig into the technical architecture behind Facebook
Play some Starcraft 2, which, you never know, could lead to a Facebook internship
Hopefully, that should be enough Facebook-y activities for even the biggest fans. Have fun!
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