A Playlist for the 10th Anniversary of Facebook
Who would have guessed that fledgling way you first met your college classmates a decade ago would wind up becoming one of the defining characteristics of a generation. Yes, this week Facebook, formerly "The Facebook," just turned 10. Do you feel old? Nostalgic? Poked? While your feed is probably full of those 10-year retrospective videos, we decided to chronicle the Facebook decade with some of the songs that shaped the Facebook experience along the way. This is our Facebook 10th Anniversary Playlist.
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Aesop Rock - "Daylight"
Before Facebook had status updates, feeds or even photo albums, you had just the bare essentials to define your corner of the 'Book. Once upon a time, when Facebook was only open to college students, the pages were defined by what was commonly hot on college campuses at the time. Back when everyone's favorite movies were Napoleon Dynamite, Donnie Darko and Garden State, and there was a section for "intended Presidential vote," one frequent "Favorite Quote" ruled them all. It was "Life's not a bitch, like is a beautiful woman. You only call her a bitch cause she wouldn't let you get that pussy" from Aesop Rock's "Daylight." Whether paying homage or attempting to take credit for it, it was the code of arms for dorms coast-to-coast.
Paul Wall - "Internet Going Nutz"
Sometimes the arts do a great job capturing a time capsule of society at whenever they were created. One of Texas' favorite sons, Paul Wall, did just that for the social media landscape in 2005 with "Internet Going Nutz." One year after Facebook broke, Mr. Wall immortalized it in lyrics and it's notable how it's just about the only social media platform he mentions that's not immediately dated and still thriving.