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Facebook、10歳の歴史をともに振り返る「過去の出来事」サービスを提供中

Facebook誕生10週年を祝すオープンレターの中で、なぜ彼らが世界で最も有名なソーシャルネットワークを生み出すことになったかにつき、ファウンダーのマーク・ザッカーバーグが次のように記している。

「私たちは単なる学生グループでした。企業に比べれば、はるかに限られたリソースしか持っていませんでした。もし大企業が私たちの成し遂げようとしていた分野に乗り出してきていれば、彼らが世界最大のソーシャルネットワークを運用するようになっていたことでしょう」とザッカーバーグは言う。「それでも私たちが現在のFacebookを担うようになったのは、私たちの方がソーシャルネットワークというものに対して、強い意識を持っていたからということなのでしょう」。

誕生から10年、彼らの努力は明らかに実を結んだということができよう。今や10億人以上が、Facebook上での「繋がり」を活用している。そのうち多くの人々が、既に複数年にわたってFacebookを活用しているのも注目すべきポイントだ。現在においては、何かと1年以上にわたって関わり続けるというのは、なかなかのレアケースであると思うのだ。

Facebookとの関わりを振り返って見ることが出来るように、Facebookは「過去の出来事」(A Look Back)というサービスを提供している。これまでに投稿した写真やビデオなどを明るいBGMとともに流してくれるものだ。完璧なものとは言えないが(自分のを見てみると、あまり親しくない人との写真が多かったような気がする)、しかしともかく過去を懐かしんでみることはできる。

Facebook上に綴った自分の歴史を見てみたいという人は、こちらのリンクをクリックすれば見ることができる。

以下に、ザッカーバーグのオープンレターも掲載しておこう(英文ママ)。

Today is Facebook’s 10th anniversary.

It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. It’s rare to be able to touch so many people’s lives, and I try to remind myself to make the most of every day and have the biggest impact I can.

People often ask if I always knew that Facebook would become what it is today. No way.

I remember getting pizza with my friends one night in college shortly after opening Facebook. I told them I was excited to help connect our school community, but one day someone needed to connect the whole world.

I always thought this was important — giving people the power to share and stay connected, empowering people to build their own communities themselves.

When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. If they had focused on this problem, they could have done it.

The only answer I can think of is: we just cared more.

While some doubted that connecting the world was actually important, we were building. While others doubted that this would be sustainable, you were forming lasting connections.

We just cared more about connecting the world than anyone else. And we still do today.

That’s why I’m even more excited about the next ten years than the last. The first ten years were about bootstrapping this network. Now we have the resources to help people across the world solve even bigger and more important problems.

Today, only one-third of the world’s population has access to the internet. In the next decade, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to connect the other two-thirds.

Today, social networks are mostly about sharing moments. In the next decade, they’ll also help you answer questions and solve complex problems.

Today, we have only a few ways to share our experiences. In the next decade, technology will enable us to create many more ways to capture and communicate new kinds of experiences.

It’s been amazing to see how all of you have used our tools to build a real community. You’ve shared the happy moments and the painful ones. You’ve started new families, and kept spread out families connected. You’ve created new services and built small businesses. You’ve helped each other in so many ways.

I’m so grateful to be able to help build these tools for you. I feel a deep responsibility to make the most of my time here and serve you the best I can.

Thank you for letting me be a part of this journey.

原文へ

(翻訳:Maeda, H


Company: Facebook
Website: facebook.com
Launch Date: February 1, 2004
IPO: NASDAQ:FB

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1.15 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original idea...

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Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook, which he started in his college dorm room in 2004 with roomates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Zuckerberg is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook’s service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark studied computer science at Harvard University before moving the company to Palo Alto, California. Earlier in life, Zuckerberg developed a music recommendation system called...

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