FACEBOOK´S 12th ANNIVERSARY (LOW B2)

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Twelve years ago this week, on 4 February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg changed the course of western socialisation by putting thefacebook.com on the internet. If this was a film, we would now be enjoying a super-fast montage of millions of people clicking through the past 12 years; uploading pictures, poking and preening their online profiles until we got to today: a day when a substantial amount of Facebook’s one billion users will check into their online life. (THE GUARDIAN)

“Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has urged nearly 1.5 billion users on the platform to celebrate the social networking giant’s 12th anniversary as friendship day.
Facebook turns 12 on February, 4th.”
Zuckerberg who wrote the first code for Facebook in January, 2004, in a hope to help students at his college connect and bring the community together, is overwhelmed as millions of people around the world today use Facebook to stay connected with friends and loved ones.
“On February 4, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating ?#?friendsday? — a moment to celebrate the friendships that have made a difference in your life,” the 31-year-old billionaire wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
“If you have a story about friendship, I’d love to hear it. Please share and I’ll read as many of them as I can!,” he added.
According to Zuckerberg, the acts of friendship, love and kindness we all share on Facebook are changing the world every day in ways we can’t fully measure.
“Sometimes they just make people in our lives feel a bit more loved. Sometimes friendship becomes a force that sets us on a different path in life. Sometimes friendship moves the world,” he posted.
In 2016, Zuckerberg wants to focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and is even thinking of a simple AI to run his home and workplace like the famous Jarvis character in the Hollywood movie “Iron Man”.
“My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work. You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man,” he posted earlier.
“I am going to start by exploring what technology is already out there. Then I’ll start teaching it to understand my voice to control everything in our home — music, lights, temperature and so on. I’ll teach it to let friends in by looking at their faces when they ring the doorbell,” the 31-year-old billionaire posted.
“I will teach it to let me know if anything is going on in Max’s (his daughter) room that I need to check on when I’m not with her. On the work side, it’ll help me visualise data in VR (virtual reality) to help me build better services and lead my organisations more effectively,” he further wrote.
– See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/social/facebooks-2016-anniversary-zuckerberg-wants-users-to-celebrate-it-as-friendship-day/#sthash.xfgUWulp.dpuf

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS MATERIAL FROM THE BBC ON SOCIAL NETWORKING

DO YOU THINK THAT FACEBOOK IS ONE OF THE TOP 10 INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD? IF NOT, WHICH INVENTIONS WOULD BE YOUR TOP TEN?

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Posted on February 4, 2016, in GOTTA READ IT, GOTTA WATCH IT and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. It’s true that Facebook has had a very important successful in the Internet but I think that we usually lose our time in it and our privacy. I’m sure that is a very profitable invention but, one of the ten? I don’t believe that.

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  2. has had a very important success…. OR ..has really been very successful on the internet..
    waste our time and lose our privacy
    …it´s a very……
    the top ten
    CAN YOU SUGGEST ANY OF THE TOP TEN INVENTIONS?

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  3. Im my opinion the best invention that has changes our lifes is the mobile phone I talk about the mobile the last generation. Nowadays movile phone even permits to watch TV high definition.
    Facebook and another social networks are good tools to advertise, to communicate an so on but I don´t think they had changed our lifes.

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  4. has changed
    our lives
    what I mean is last generation mobile phones
    the mobile phone OR mobile phones
    HD TV
    other social networks
    and
    have changed our lives

    I AGREE WITH YOU. MOBILE PHONES HAVE CHANGED THE WAY WE LIVE.

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  5. As far as I’m concerned, facebook isn’t one of a top 10 inventions. In spite of the that for some people social networks can be useful, It isn’t my case and try as I might I don’t like them. In fact, they make me feel quite nervous. I can’t help it. Maybe in a long term I can change my mind.
    In my view, the top ten inventions are internet, mobile phones and baby monitors. I think they are pretty useful.
    On the other hand, home appliances such as dishwasher, automatic vaccum cleaner, washing machine …I mean, things that have been invented to make housework easier.
    It is likely that in the near future someone invents an automatic iron it would be a good idea, won’t it?

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    • Mistakes
      …one of the top 10 inventions. In spite of the fact that for…
      …are pretty useful. On the other hand…
      …wouldn’t it?

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  6. THANKS LOLY. YOUR INVENTIONS ARE REALLY USEFUL.

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