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Facebook’s Birthday

Happy Birthday, Facebook! Thanks for connecting us with friends and family all around the world - here's to many more years of social media fun.
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Get ready to celebrate the birthday of one of the most popular and influential social media platforms in the world – Facebook! On February 4, we not only celebrate the creation of this revolutionary website, but also its impact on connecting people from all over the globe. With millions of users and endless features, it's no wonder that Facebook's birthday is a highly anticipated event each year. So let's take a trip down memory lane and appreciate how this platform has evolved throughout the years, bringing us closer together in ways we never thought possible. Happy birthday, Facebook!

History of Facebook’s Birthday

Facebook’s Birthday Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Facebook's Foundation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Facebook Goes Public</div><div class='timeline-text'>Facebook is made available to anyone at least 13 years old with a valid email address in September 2006. </div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Facebook Movie</div><div class='timeline-text'>"The Social Network", a film about the inception of Facebook, makes its debut in cinemas worldwide on October 1, 2010.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Facebook IPO</div><div class='timeline-text'>Facebook becomes a publicly traded company on May 18, 2012, with one of the biggest initial public offerings in tech history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Acquisition of WhatsApp</div><div class='timeline-text'>Facebook acquires the messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion on February 19, 2014, its biggest acquisition to date.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Data Privacy Scandal</div><div class='timeline-text'>Facebook becomes embroiled in a major data privacy controversy following the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March 2018.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Facebook’s Birthday

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a virtual party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a virtual celebration on Facebook! Use video call features to chat, play games, and raise a glass to Facebook’s birthday.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your favorite memories on Facebook</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip down memory lane by sharing your favorite photos and moments on Facebook. You can even create a special photo album dedicated to Facebook’s birthday.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Facebook-themed cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bake or order a cake with the iconic Facebook logo or design. This is a sweet way to celebrate and indulge in some delicious treats.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a photo scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a list of fun photo challenges related to Facebook and have your friends and family compete to see who can complete them first. This is a great way to get everyone involved in the celebration.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give back with a Facebook fundraiser</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>In honor of Facebook’s birthday, create a fundraiser on the platform for a cause that is important to you. Encourage your friends and family to donate and make a positive impact on this special day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Facebook’s Birthday

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It helps us stay connected with friends and family</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Facebook has revolutionized the way we communicate and connect with people all over the world. On its birthday, we can take a moment to appreciate how this platform has brought us closer together, even when we may be physically far apart.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a source of entertainment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Facebook is not just about connecting with others - it's also a great source of entertainment. From funny videos to interesting articles, Facebook provides plenty of content to keep us entertained and occupied.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>We can share special moments and memories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With the ability to post photos and share updates, Facebook allows us to document and share our special moments and memories with our loved ones, creating a digital scrapbook that we can look back on for years to come. So on its birthday, let's celebrate the memories that Facebook has helped us create and cherish.</p></div></div>

5 Amazing Facts About Facebook

Facebook’s Birthday FAQs

When is Facebook’s Birthday?

Facebook's birthday is celebrated on February 4 every year. In 2024, Facebook's birthday will occur on a Sunday.

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