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On This Day 12 Years Ago...

I got a notice on Facebook over the weekend that it was my 12 year anniversary on the service. In the
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On This Day 12 Years Ago...
By M.G. Siegler • Issue #56 • View online
I got a notice on Facebook over the weekend that it was my 12 year anniversary on the service. In the era where many of us are used to services popping in and out of our lives, this seems insane. Crazier still to think that I’ve probably used the service in some capacity (even if not core Facebook, through Messenger, etc) every single day for those past 12 years.
I distinctly remember being very hesitant to sign up for Facebook all those years ago. After all, I already had a Friendster account… And I had graduated from college the year before. It still seemed like a college thing at the time – and you had to sign up with your .edu email address to prove your collegiate affiliation. 
Even after I was pushed into signing up by friends in other parts of the country, I refused to give the Facebook my actual face for a long time. I instead used various humorous pictures as a representation of me. I was decidedly luddite about the whole thing. Funny to think back on that now…

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