Updated: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:30:00 GMT | By Thomas Oakey
Facebook celebrates 10 years

The vital statistics of the world's biggest social networking site



Painting at the Facebook headquarters (© Robert Galbraith/Reuters)
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Tuesday, February 4, 2013, marks the 10th anniversary of the biggest social networking website in the world, Facebook. That’s right, we’ve been poking, liking, sharing and generally staying better connected for a decade now.

From a university directory formulated in a Harvard dormitory by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, to a billion-dollar business, Facebook has become a way of life for its users, altering the way we use the internet and conduct relationships - whether we like it or not.

But just how much do you know about Facebook? In appreciation of its landmark birthday, we’ve rounded up 10 vital statistics. Click or swipe through the gallery to read more.  

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