This week in the world of tech there was quite a few articles about the tenth anniversary of Facebook. Along with the news articles there were several special videos and documentaries.
It was ten years ago that Mark Zuckerburg launched what would become one of the world’s largest social media networks. In the early years no one really thought that this online site and company would grow into what it has become today — including Zuckerburg. Little did he know that he would soon be one of the richest people in the world.
Now that Facebook has reached the ten year mark, let’s take a look and see how well the company is doing today. For the past two years the company has been going through quite a few growing pains. I think the company’s issues first began when Zuckerburg tried to expand Facebook into something more than a social media network. At first he tried changing and updating the security techniques on the site, which eventually backfired. Users started complaining about having too many steps to set up a profile page, and others complained about the removal of user control buttons.
Later new issues started creeping up, which were primarily related to security concerns. Because of the changes Facebook was making, users felt that the company was extracting too much of their personal information. Not only were users concerned about Facebook having their personal information, they were also concerned about what the company was doing with it. Were they selling it? Or, were they compiling it for another different reason? Ever since Facebook security changes began about three years ago, the company has seen a decline in sales and popularity.
It’s not surprising that on Facebook’s tenth anniversary, that Zuckerburg would state that the company was doing well financially and had a very bright future. Well what else did we expect him to say?
On a personal note, I am not an active Facbeook user because I never understood how to use it. Also, my account was temporarily suspended one time and I never knew why. I hardly ever used the site so I have no idea why this happened to me. Maybe low activity accounts are suspended as a marketing ploy to get the owners of the account to be more active on Facebook. I know my reasoning may sound far fetched, but this is the only reasoning that makes sense to me. Because of all the issues I have had with Facebook I now primarily use Twitter. So far, Twitter seems much easier to use, and I seem to be able to connect with more people.
I am not sure what the future is for Facebook, but according to Mark Zuckerburg the future looks great.