Belfast Telegraph

A birthday bash to like and share

Editor's Viewpoint

Happy 10th birthday Facebook. Or The Facebook as it was known back in the 2004 mists of time when none of us had ever been poked or heard of social media. While there are downsides to it, the ability Facebook gives us to stay in touch with friends and family all over the globe has undoubtedly enriched our lives.

It's because of Facebook that I can bore people with my holiday pics, I can coo over babies born on the other side of the world and get back in touch with long lost school pals. As a present to the 1.2bn users worldwide, we all got a personalised 'movie' which highlights most shared posts and pictures. I found it surprisingly emotional to watch a chronicle of my social media life. So happy birthday Facebook, here's to many more candles on your cake.

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