Facebook News Feed turns 10, CEO Mark Zuckerberg thanks users
California,Sept6:Facebook News Feed has turned 10 today. It has been exactly ten years since Facebook first introduced us to what surely can be called the backbone of the social network.
News Feed is what greets the company’s over 1.5 billion users when they first login into the website, both via desktop or smartphone. Till Facebook added the News Feed, Facebook was just a collection of profiles. Users could visit a friend’s page, but there was no way to see updates from their friends or vice-versa. Facebook News Feed provides users a platform for this and more.
On the ocassion, CEo Mark Zuckerberg too has shared a post on Facebook, titled “Happy 10th birthday, News Feed!”. Calling News Feed one of his favorite stories from Facebook’s history, he write, “This invention is one of my favorite stories from Facebook’s history. Sometimes people talk about the “idea” behind Facebook, as if it was a single concept that came out fully formed. But Facebook, like everything, is made of many ideas and inventions.”
“Technically, News Feed is one of the most advanced systems we’ve built. For more than 1 billion people every day, it considers everything your friends are posting and all of the media content you might be interested in, it considers how much you might care about updates from each person or interest, and then it tries to show you what you’ll find most important. Nothing like it has ever been built before,” he adds further in the post.