MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Social networking giant Facebook officially celebrates its tenth anniversary today.
It was a decade ago when a Harvard student named Mark Zuckerberg created a website that now boasts more than 1.2 billion users across the globe. Zuckerberg sat down for an interview with the Today Show's Savannah Guthrie, discussing some of the social and cultural changes that Facebook set in motion.
"We now use friend as a verb which I don't know if I should thank you for that, or yell at you," said Guthrie. To which Zuckerberg responded simply, "I think it's good."
The Facebook created a decade ago barely resembles the streamlined social network we use today. One of the changes, dropping the "the." When the site was created, it was thefacebook.com, but just a year later, Zuckerberg and team decided to shorten it to the Facebook.com we know today.
Just three years after they launched, Facebook already hit 50 million users. Today, 1.2 billion users 'like' 6 billion things per day and have shared 400 billion photos.