Facebook Celebrates Sixth Birthday, Approaching 400 Million Users

Six years and counting. Facebook is celebrating their six birthday and according to Mark Zuckerberg (check out is his blog) they will surpass 400 million users this week. Wow! that is a large number.  When I joined Facebook about a year ago, it started out as a way for me to share information with our customers, partners, and employees in the EMC Documentum community. But what started out as a way to share information related to the work I do, has also allowed me to stay in touch with friends and family, and reconnect with many old friends.  This certainly has made for an interesting mix of friends, family, and co-workers all co-mingled together.

I still wonder about some of the frequent status updates people post. You know, the ones like “Bill is taking his dog for a walk.” And then an hour later “Bill just got back from the grocery store”.   I’m sure I’ve been guilty of a few of these.  Do we really care? I guess so, because then I’ve seen friends give those same status updates the “I like this” thumbs up. It appears we are addicted to the Facebook experience.

400 million users and counting…I give it a “I like this” thumbs up.