Facebook Look Back Videos Flood FB Newsfeeds

by Christopher Freeburn | February 5, 2014 9:43 am

If you just can’t get enough of yourself on Facebook (FB[1]), the social media giant is now offering a way to view your Facebook history as a personalized movie. And predictably, the videos are being shared[2] — massively.

facebook screen 630[3]
Source: Flickr[4]

In fact, so many Facebook users are posting the videos on their Facebook newsfeeds, that the deluge has drawn complaints from frustrated users on Twitter (TWTR[5]), Tech2 notes.

On Tuesday, Facebook launched Look Back[6], which allows Facebook members to see a video showing selected content they have posted on the website since they joined[7]. The Facebook Look Back features is meant to help Facebook celebrate its 10th anniversary, which occurred on Feb. 4, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Personalized videos on Facebook Look Back include a users’ first posts and photo postings as well as status updates and changes over the years. The videos are only about a minute long and, of course, Facebook users can share their Look Back videos with friends — this is Facebook, after all.

Facebook now has about 1.19 billion users worldwide. While Facebook has trounced previous competitors like MySpace to become the biggest social media website today, it faces mounting challenges from rivals[8] like Twitter.

FB stock rose modestly in Wednesday morning trading. FB stock has gained more than 115% over the past year on rising ad sales[9].

More Facebook Headlines:

  1. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  2. the videos are being shared: http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/enough-the-flood-of-look-back-videos-on-facebook-must-stop-217714.html
  3. [Image]: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/facebook-screen-630.jpg
  4. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fbouly/
  5. TWTR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWTR
  6. Look Back: https://www.facebook.com/lookback
  7. showing selected content they have posted on the website since they joined: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-facebook-10th-birthday-personalized-look-back-videos-20140204,0,7968726.story#axzz2sSRfPrcc
  8. mounting challenges from rivals: https://investorplace.com/2014/02/what-social-media-site-will-kill-facebook-fb/3/#.UvJL7nlhOf0
  9. on rising ad sales: https://investorplace.com/2014/01/facebook-ads-fb-stock/#.UvJLvHlhOf0
  10. 20 Social Media Networks Facebook Has Outlived: https://investorplace.com/2014/02/social-media-networks-facebook-has-outlived-fb-stock/4/#.UvJO1XlhOf0
  11. Facebook Counters Princeton Doomsday Report With Its Own: https://investorplace.com/2014/01/facebook-princeton-doomsday/#.UvJPDXlhOf0
  12. Facebook Knocks Off Twitter … Again: https://investorplace.com/2014/01/facebook-knocks-twitter/

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