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02/04/2014 06:39 EST | Updated 02/04/2014 06:59 EST

Facebook Turns 10: Things We Couldn't Do Without Facebook

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For those of you who remember first creating a Facebook account in the early 2000s, it's time to understand exactly what a decade means — today, Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday.

The idea that started in a Harvard University dorm room has now turned into one of the world's most consumed social media sites for hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Whether it's reconnecting with childhood friends, ranting on your wall or dealing with the number of design changes the site has made year after year, it just makes sense to celebrate this site that truly has changed how we live our lives.

For his part, creator Mark Zuckerburg has put together an album reminding us what our profiles used to look like. You know, in the good old days at the start of the millennium.

But for the public, we've realized there's a lot we couldn't do without Facebook, from making connections to posting photos to playing addictive games. So now, instead of the the usual cake, candles and birthday cards, we've rounded up some GIFS to honour its lasting impact.