How Facebook changed your life in 10 years?

By Frederique Bros
on 12 February 2014

Let’s take a brief moment to review just a few of the ways Facebook has totally changed our lives. Ten years ago, Mark Zuckerberg changed the way we socialise by connecting us with hundreds of ‘friends’ and giving us a constant stream of information. But how Facebook changed your life in 10 years?

People use Facebook to share the birth of their first child and give daily updates of their child’s every move. Weddings, confessions, thanks, praise and just about everything is posted on the site. But people have also posted updates that have cost them their job, relationships and friendships.

Networking get much easier

Facebook can be a great way to make a quick personal connection. A quick search can turn up that your college roommate’s boyfriend works at a company you’re interested in. It’s so easy to reach out and ask for a quick coffee meeting or an email address. It’s a great way to stay in touch with your overseas friends and family.

Breakups got a lot harder

The downside of the relationship status updates is everyone knows your business, and some people feel inclined to comment. Keep your status with nothing or single – it’s not a big deal.

Addicted to Likes

Likes are affirmations of your life choices, but if you find yourself checking to see how many Likes a photo of your dinner gets, you’re a Like addict.

You lost the real meaning of ‘friend’

You count your old French teacher, a one-night stand you’d rather forget and a taxi driver you once had amongst your Facebook ‘friends’.

Your parents and employer know too much about your life

If you’ve missed it – read this article: Your parents are spying on you on Facebook

Social stalking became acceptable

Checking your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend page or a work colleague status to see what they are up to, it’s social stalking, we’ve all done it!

For couple it’s not official until you’ve updated your Facebook status!
We are family, hmm…. really?

I live thousands of miles from most of my family, and I love logging on to Facebook and seeing what everyone is up to. Yes, I love baby photos, job updates, and seeing what everyone is planning next. If you have a family member you don’t get along with, this can be difficult, but with the newest tools on Facebook, you can unfollow them and adjust your preferences so they don’t see and comment on your posts. You have my permission to do this!

Now you can create a mini-movie about your life via your photos and share it with the World

With the help of an automated tool, Facebook has created short, personalized video highlights for “hundreds of millions” of its users. The 62-second clip notes the year you joined Facebook, then shows a handful of your most-liked posts and a seemingly random selection of your photos – all set to instrumental music.

Tell us how Facebook has changed your life.

Images: Google & Facebook

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