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A decade of Facebook: By the numbers

Facebook launched on 4 February 2004, in a dorm room at Harvard University as a way for students to connect with friends.

A decade later, the social media giant has more than 1.2 billion active users worldwide.

As the site celebrates its 10th birthday, the BBC's David Botti takes a look at the numbers to see how Facebook has changed its users' lives.

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Living Online is a series of video features published every Tuesday on the BBC News website which look at how technology converges with culture and all aspects of our daily lives.

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