How the Web is celebrating Facebook’s 10th anniversary

Though Facebook itself is keeping the affair pretty low key, sites all over the Internet are marking the anniversary with looks at the social media giant’s history.

If you visited Facebook’s online newsroom Tuesday morning, the most recent item you likely saw was a post about the social media juggernaut releasing a huge amount of data about the various national security requests it has received. You wouldn’t have seen one word about Tuesday’s being the 10th anniversary of the site, which Mark Zuckerberg launched from his dorm room at Harvard University on Feb. 4, 2004.

Zuckerberg did post a brief message to his own Facebook page, however:

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. You’ve started new families, and kept spread out families connected. You’ve created new services and built small businesses. You’ve helped each other in so many ways.

Still, for deep digs into the social media juggernaut’s history, you had to go elsewhere on the Web.

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