Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is celebrating the social media’s News Feed, which marks its tenth anniversary.
The Facebook’s News Feeds are published contents on the social media, where end users can receive updates for new content on the site. It is a collection of events from users’ Mini-Feed that are intended to give other end users quick look at what their friends have been doing on Facebook. This invention by Zuckerberg is now 10 years old on Facebook.
“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,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook wall.
[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]“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,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook wall.[/quote]According to him, “at the beginning of Facebook, there was no News Feed. For more than two years, Facebook was just a collection of profiles. You could visit a friend’s page to look up some basic details about them, but there was no way to see updates from all your friends or be sure they saw yours.”
The Facebook CEO reckons that News Feed was the first real social feed, which was such a fundamental idea that now, 10 years later, every major social app has its own equivalent of News Feed.
However, not everyone liked the idea immediately recalls Zuckerberg as about one million people joined a protest group threatening to quit if they didn’t change Facebook back.
“I remember there were actual protesters in the streets outside our office demanding we change. But one of the things I’m most proud of about Facebook is that we believe things can always be better, and we’re willing to make big bets if we think it will help our community over the long term,” he says.
Further speaking, the Facebook CEO says that technically, “News Feed is one of the most advanced systems we’ve built. News Feed has been one of the big bets we’ve made in the past 10 years that has shaped our community and the whole internet the most.
“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,” Zuckerberg says.
He appreciated the members of his News Feed team both past and present whom he says have built and improved News Feed over the years.