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Facebook celebrates 10-year anniversary with 'Look Back' video

updated 05:43 am EST, Tue February 4, 2014

All users receive unique minute-long recap of Facebook lifetime

Facebook is celebrating ten years of operation, by providing its users a video-based compilation. The "Look Back" video is just over a minute long and is unique to each Facebook account, containing an assortment of most-liked photographs, status updates, and other events that are popular with friends, family, and acquaintances of the user.

Though the first video-based compilation from the service uses the same music and format for every user, the creation of videos for every user was a tough job, according to The Verge. The media storage "Everstore" team and the "Moonshot" idle server allocation team both collaborated on the project, with weeks of optimization required to bring the render time for each video down to one minute from the original 17.

"One of the things that motivated us as that there's really only a handful of companies that could take on something like this - that could render videos for as many people as we can," said project engineering lead Nick Kwiatek.

Users of the social network will start to receive a notification to view their video today, though it appears many users can view it now without waiting for the notification to arrive.

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