Facebook Turns 10: How Much Time Have You Wasted? | Fanboys Anonymous

Facebook Turns 10: How Much Time Have You Wasted?

Posted by Caelan Dooley Friday, January 31, 2014
On Feb. 4, Facebook will celebrate it's tenth birthday. After it was created in a Harvard University dorm room by Mark Zuckerberg and his friends, TheFacebook.com forever changed the landscape of social media, how breaking news is shared and how companies and businesses promote their products.

Over the past decade, Facebook has undergone a plethora of changes including dropping its "The" from the domain name to make it simply "Facebook.com," and several layout changes that have further enhanced the social media experience.

But have you ever wondered how much time you've actually wasted skimming your News Feed, updating your status, uploading photos and liking pages? This "Facebook Time Machine" can calculate the number of days, hours and minutes you've spent on Facebook based on your estimated daily usage and the number of posts since you first joined.

How much time have you lost on Facebook in a decade
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Since it's launch in 2004, Facebook has gained 1.23 billion users around the world and has a net worth of around $135 billion, according to Business Week.

Even though Facebook users have complained about the changes to the layout of the social website, Zuckerberg has unveiled his future initiatives that will span over the next decade, Business Today reported.

His plans include highly personalized targeted ads in News Feeds, standalone apps like Facebook Messenger and Instagram that will deliver unique experiences, Search Graphs and cheaper, more functional devices and data centers. He also plans on bringing Internet access to the two-thirds of people throughout the world who are not connected.

In 2012, Facebook bought the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, for $1 billion and put itself ahead of its online competitors such as Twitter and Tumblr.

Zuckerberg told Business Week that companies often lose their way during major transitions. "We're really at this point where we can take a step back and think about the next big things that we want to do," Zuckerberg said.

Hitting another milestone, the internet entrepreneur turns 30 this year.

Let us know how many days you've wasted on Facebook in the comment section below.
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: CAITLIN DOOLEY

Caitlin Dooley is a Florida-based artist and writer/editor, covering the world of comic books, video games, film, and tech. Her artwork has been featured in pop-up galleries around New York. You can follow her on Twitter. Extended staff profile here.

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