Yesterday was my 12th Faceversary (Facebook + Anniversary). I signed up for Facebook in 2007! As such, I’ve seen the various changes Mark Zuckerberg and company have made to the platform.
Some of you may remember “flair,” in which we sent each other buttons with various sayings and they were displayed on our timeline (called a “wall” back then). Or how your status was in third person. Instead of saying “What’s on your mind” it said, “Barb.” This made typing your status in 3rd person awkward–the wording. For me, anyway. It just felt weird.
Anyway, to celebrate my Faceversary, FB has created a short video that highlights my life based on pics I posted. I wish I could embed it here, but I don’t think there’s a way.
Having used FB for as long as I have, I thought there would be more pictures. There weren’t. What they did show were various profile pics of me throughout the years. That was really interesting, to see how I’ve changed–mostly my hair lol! My weight too, has changed both way up and down. And my mental health (depressed to hypomanic to depressed to baseline).
I don’t post as often as I used to. Now I mostly post on Instagram (also Mark Zuckerberg) and here. Wouldn’t it be cool if WordPress celebrated our blog anniversaries? They could compile a few posts that we’ve written throughout the years, to see how much we and our blogs have grown. Of course they ought to fix the platform’s current wonkiness first.
Do you use Facebook? Does your blog have a Facebook page?