Feb. 4, 2011 at 10:57 AM ET
It's February 4, 2004. A group of sweaty-palmed Harvard students is about to nervously share its latest project with the world. Seven years later, that little project — an initially exclusive social network — rules our lives.
As hard as it is to believe, not even a full decade has passed since Mark Zuckerberg and his crew of college friends decided to create what is now Facebook — and along with it, a whole slew of issues and topics we never imagined we'd have to deal with:
The weird list of issues goes on — and even includes huge debates over whether we are somehow less human for using Facebook — yet we still can't seem to get ourselves to stop using the site or asking people to "like" us on it. After all, we can't possibly miss out on using a social network that's got its own hilariously dramatic movie, right?
Happy seventh birthday, Facebook. We wish you all the best — even if you make us shake our heads and mutter "What hath the Zuck wrought?" each and every day.