The J-14 Editors have been talking about the new movie The Social Network, out today, since we saw the trailer back in July. In honor of the movie's release, we're reflecting on some of our favorite Facebook memories. Enjoy!
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"I was the first of all my friends to have Facebook. It was called 'The Facebook' at the time. Sometimes I still call it that. My college, Rutgers University, was one of first 10 schools to get The Book, as my friends and I like to call it. When Facebook came out, you couldn't post photos, 'like' things, or look at your wall-to-wall. Now fast-forward almost seven years later (Crazy, right?!) and not only is it weird when someone isn't on The Book, but my mom is even on it -- and it totally weirds me out! She writes on my wall almost once a day! LOL Ironically, I'm going to see The Social Network with her tonight --Â and it was her suggestion! That in and of itself shows how Facebook has revolutionized society. Now how do I change my privacy settings...? ;-)" --Associate Editor Kim Messina
"I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I complain when it changes, I complain when no one updates anything interesting and I complain when someone updates with something silly. However, not a day goes by that I don't put my password into that little white box glowing against the blue background to check in on all my usual suspects, friends, frenemies etc. I can't imagine how I could keep in contact with friends that live all over the country, or relationships that started (or ended) if it weren't for Facebook. It's kind of like my very own j14.com updating me about my friends instead of celebs. Basically though I may complain about it, I certainly couldn't live without it! PS. - Remember when bumper stickers were all over Facebook? Let's bring that back... BIG." --Photo Assistant Katelyn Mullen
"It's incredible to be able to go back and see how relationships progressed. Whether it's a simple 'Happy Birthday' message that lead to a relationship or a 'Hi, I'm in your English class. What did I miss?' that lead to an awesome friendship, Facebook allows you to read 'wall-to-wall' history for as long as you've been a member. Looking back now, I'm reminded of hilarious inside jokes that I'd totally forgotten about, and I can see my relationship with my BF slowly evolve from a friendship. Take a look into your wall-to-wall history with your friends -- you'll be amazed what you find!" --Editorial Assistant Rachel Sheehan
"I was super resistant to Facebook at first -- I remember thinking, it seems so cocky to have a page that's all about you. But when I talked to my cousins about how they used it to keep in touch with all their pals, I was intrigued... and since I lived on the other side of the country from them, I thought it would be a good way for me to keep in touch with them. Little did I realize that I was signing up for my new addiction. Now Facebook is completely part of my life -- whether it's old classmates that have moved away or friends we run into working here at J-14, it's put the whole way we live online. I used to keep a diary of everything I did everyday, but now Facebook serves that purpose since my status updates, photos, and places check-ins are my virtual diary! And the best part? If I can't take my friends and family with me on vacation, I can upload a photo right away and get their comments within minutes. It's like having everyone you care about with you at all times to share all your experiences -- big and small!" --Editor-in-chief Rachel Chang
What is your favorite Facebook moment?
Photo: Courtesy of Sony