In honor of its 10th birthday, Facebook created 62-second, personalized videos for all its users. Facebook calls the video "A Look Back," and invites you to reminisce about your life since you joined the giant social network.
If you're an avid user of Facebook, your video will be a very personal tribute to your top statues, best photos and biggest life events. It will make you feel nostalgic, embarrassed and proud all at once. Perhaps you will even remember crafting those nearly perfect statuses. For those of you who just joined Facebook to look at other people's profiles and never post anything, Facebook will warmly thank you for joining with a few stock images.
According to a Facebook spokesman, the videos are available in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Turkish, Indonesian and Brazilian Portuguese. Facebook created an automated tool that makes the videos based on certain statistics and requirements. The video should be available for the majority of Facebook's 1.2 billion users. You can see yours here.
Unless you choose to share the video, no one will see it but you. Facebook is giving users a month to access their Look Back video and decide what they want to do with it. You can even edit your movie if Facebook included posts that you don't like or want to keep private. In many ways, "A Look Back" is very similar to the "Year in Review" slide show posts that Facebook puts together at the end of every year. The main difference is that this is a nice video complete with an instrumental soundtrack.
When Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004, he had no idea it would one day connect the whole world.
"I remember getting pizza with my friends one night in college shortly after opening Facebook," Zuckerberg said. "I told them I was excited to help connect our school community, but one day someone needed to connect the whole world."
It turns out that Zuckerberg was that "someone" and "one day" arrived much sooner than he had ever thought. Now, 10 years later, Zuckerberg is a billionaire and Facebook is still going strong.
"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," Zuckerberg said.
Consider "A Look Back" Zuckerberg's way of saying thank you.