10 years ago today, I gave in to peer pressure and registered for Facebook. While it was still on thefacebook.com 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: thefacebook.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date: Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 2:08 PM
subject: confirmation email
You are receiving this email because you just registered at thefacebook.com. To complete your registration, please follow the link printed below:
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.