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Originally posted 02/04/2014 12:00PM
A decade after Facebook's launch on Feb. 4, 2004, the social network that started exclusively for Harvard students is now connecting millions of people around the world.
From an infinite exchange of statuses, posts, likes and comments came astounding personal stories. To celebrate its decade on the Web, Facebook shared some of these tales, which grew from simple anecdotes into viral wonders that captured the world's attention.
Here are 10 revelatory moments made possible by Mark Zuckerberg's brainchild.
Originally posted 12/10/2013 07:30AM
Originally posted 04/22/2013 11:20AM
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard-educated doctor wife, Priscilla Chan, traded web surfing for wave surfing again this week.
The couple – who first met at a fraternity party and married last May at the couple's Palo Alto, Calif., home – are enjoying all the things Kauai has to offer on their latest vacation to Hawaii.
With Zuckerberg, 28, keeping cool in shorts and a T-shirt and Chan in a royal blue skirt, the couple were spotted on a stroll Sunday. It's not their first trip to the area – they spent their first Christmas as a married couple on Maui.
Originally posted 11/01/2012 04:00PM
The best way to celebrate a new month? With a new bone!
Beast Zuckerberg, the 1-year-old dog of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Pricilla Chan, got to ring in November with something to chew on, and Mom and Dad shared the treat on Beast's Facebook page Wednesday.
Originally posted 06/05/2012 04:30PM
There's nothing sheepish about this dog!
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's dog Beast held his own during a recent adventure on the farm.
"Dad took me to herd sheep for the very first time!" reads the caption of a photo posted on Beast's Facebook page Monday. In it, the leashed dog seems to bark at three sheep that obeyed by scuttling away.
Originally posted 05/29/2012 04:45PM
Spotted: A billionaire and his bride – on a boat!
Newlywed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were photographed taking their honeymoon from land to sea on Tuesday.
The couple, who previously spent two days in Rome, were snapped aboard a boat on a tour of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
And they aren't the only newlyweds to make the romantic destination one of their first as a married couple.
Originally posted 05/28/2012 10:00AM
The guests at Mark Zuckerberg's surprise backyard wedding first saw bride Priscilla Chan, 28-year-old Zuckerberg's longtime girlfriend, turning the corner in a beautiful white gown, accompanied by the couple's dog, Beast.
The 1-year-old Puli, an Internet celebrity in his own right (his Facebook page has 570,000 likes), wore his shaggy Hungarian sheepdog hair pinned up over his eyes. Chan, 27, walked him on a ribbon-like white leash down the makeshift aisle.
Originally posted 05/21/2012 04:00PM
On Saturday, Mark Zuckerberg added a life event to his Facebook timeline, when he married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan.
So who exactly is the woman who has captured the Facebook billionaire's heart?
Here are five things to know about Priscilla Chan:
1. She's a high achiever
Chan, who was born in Braintree, Mass., was valedictorian of her class when she graduated from Quincy High School in 2003. She then went to Harvard where she majored in biology.
Originally posted 05/21/2012 03:10PM
Mark Zuckerberg may have had an intimate, backyard wedding, but there was at least one famous name on the modest guest list.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performed at Zuckerberg's Palo Alto, Calif., nuptials on Saturday, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
"They've been friends for some time," a source close to the artist tells PEOPLE of Zuckerberg and Armstrong. "He wasn't paid. It was a total impromptu wedding present for a friend."
But it wasn't the only surprise of the day.
Originally posted 05/19/2012 10:55PM
A day after Mark Zuckerberg took his company, Facebook, public, the CEO updated his relationship status to "married."
Zuckerberg, 28, and his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan exchanged vows at a small ceremony in their backyard attended by less than 100 guests in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday.
Guests thought they were coming over for a surprise party to celebrate Chan's graduation from UCSF medical school, where on May 14 she received her degree in pediatrics. However, Zuckerberg and Chan had been planning the wedding for more than four months, according to a source authorized by the couple.
Zuckerberg designed Chan's wedding ring, a simple ruby sparkler, himself.
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