Facebook is 10. Time for Embarrassing Baby Stories.

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Feb. 6 2014 2:47 PM

Facebook is 10. Time for Embarrassing Baby Stories.

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Chris Hughes

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Facebook is one of the top two most visited websites in the world. It’s trading (at time of publication) at $62 on the NASDAQ stock exchange. But before it made talking to people on the Internet cool, it was a Wikipedia-style site for college students where users could edit any profile they wished.

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, joined New America President Anne-Marie Slaughter to tell stories of the very beginnings of the social network. In this podcast, they spoke about pre-Facebook applications like study guides and course planning tools, and how the foundation was laid for what the social network would become.

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Cyrus Nemati works with the editorial team as Web production manager at the New America Foundation. He’s trying to learn how to Twitter and writes about his voice-acting experience on thecyrusvoice.com.

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