ATHENS, GA- Facebook celebrates its 10 year anniversary today. The site has over 1.2 billion users, 201 billion friend connections, 400 billion photos, and each category grows by the minute. And that growth means only one thing…change.
A new media professor at the University of Georgia, Emuel Aldridge, says it’s taken over, he says, “the biggest change I’ve seen is the way people use it, the fact that you have all these people come to our Facebook page. Businesses use it not just people now and organizations, it’s almost mandatory to have a presence on Facebook if you are trying to promote anything.”
Grady Newsource, for instance, constantly promotes daily newscasts through our Facebook. The goal is to make sure the news we gather gets to you, where you are, and when you want it.
Aldridge says you can organize a group of people instantaneously via Facebook which is extremely powerful. Powerful is a word to describe the Facebook page that appeared last week during the “Snowpocalypse” in Atlanta. The page has over 6,900 likes and was aimed to help anyone in need throughout the storm.
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg hopes the next ten years will involve helping people across the world solve even bigger problems.