Firstpost.com took a moment to meditate on Facebook’s ninth birthday, how the social media website has the numbers on its side at this point. Linking to a study by Global Web Index, they show that Facebook is still smoking the online competition in active usage, with Google+ coming in a distant second. As we know, Facebook has evolved quite a bit since its onset (i.e. Timeline, Likes and such).
In January, the website launched Graph Search, which enables users to search Facebook for photos, places, likes and other people’s profiles. Soon to come, too, is a more complex status updating system, which will let users share activities. (In short, it’ll be more customized expression, less in our own words.) Facebook has stuck around, proving wrong the MySpace model of decline and dominating public discourse. Since Mark Zuckerberg launched TheFacebook.com on February 4th, 2004, it’s become a common denominator in journalism. No publication goes without having a page.