anniversary post

10 years ago today, I gave in to peer pressure and registered for Facebook. ¬†While it was still on at the time, many people had already dropped the “The” when referring to it. My confirmation email is below. I love how simple it is. The subject line doesn’t even mention the name of the service. I wonder what it looks like when you register today.

from: <>
date: Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 2:08 PM
subject: confirmation email

Michael Wyszomierski,

You are receiving this email because you just registered at To complete your registration, please follow the link printed below:

Thanks! team

To orient you in the Internet timeline, I had signed up for both Gmail and Flickr during the previous month. 2004 was a big year.

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