Today is Facebook's 10th anniversary and the company is celebrating by digging up the most embarrassing things you've shared with them and giving them back to you in dramatic fashion.
Meet Lookback, your new least favorite Facebook feature. The social network will a quick video collage of your old photos and status updates ever since you joined, whenever that may be, whether you like it or not. Whether you grew up with Facebook or adopted late to keep an eye on your kids, everyone has a period where Facebook was new and unusual and we were still figuring out How to Facebook. We generally did not say the smartest things, or upload the prettiest pictures, but for some reason Facebook decided to hold on to that so it could help you relive those memories years later.
Take, for instance, some moments from my Facebook highlight video. I signed up in 2006 and uploaded a very mature profile photo:
That is me on the right. Facebook then goes through some of your "earliest moments," which for included a baby picture I uploaded for a school project.
Don't worry. I signed up for Facebook in high school, not when I was a baby. So my earliest Facebook moments are better explained with awkward new haircut dorm room selfies.