Facebook is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and in turn has come up with a way for everyone to celebrate with them. They’ve used an automated tool to allow everyone of its hundreds of millions of users worldwide to create a 62 second video that summarizes their entire Facebook lives.
The videos will contain clips of pictures and statuses that have received the most “likes” all set to background music. The videos are called “A Look Back” and they were initially rolled out yesterday without too much notice.
CEO Mark Zuckerburg founded Facebook in 2004 with four of his classmates from Harvard and since then it has grown to be the largest social networking site on the planet with over 1.62 billion(yes that’s with a “B”) users. The young CEO posted to his own page yesterday saying “People often ask if I always knew that Facebook would become what it is today. No way,” and who wouldn’t believe him? In 2012 the company went public and raised $16 billion dollars, making it the largest IPO in history.
“I remember getting pizza with my friends one night in college shortly after opening Facebook. I told them I was excited to help connect our school community, but one day someone needed to connect the whole world,” Zuckerburg said then added “It’s been amazing to see how all of you have used our tools to build a real community. You’ve shared the happy moments and the painful ones”
What your video will consist of depends on how long you have been on the site and how much content you have shared. Videos will either be an actual personalized video, a collection of your photos or simply a thank you card for being on the site.
Sharing of the videos started at noon ET yesterday and they’ll be available for about a month unless you shared it to your timeline. Also, when you preview your video if there’s something you would prefer others to not see it’s easily edited with the “edit my video” button.
If you would like to see your video you can go to facebook.com/lookback and it will load for you.