The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, writes after 10 years the best is still to come for the social media giant.
The 10 years since the founding of Facebook have been an "amazing journey", but the best is still to come, Mark Zuckerberg says.
Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of the world's biggest social network, reflected on the anniversary in a posting on Tuesday on his own Facebook profile.
"Today is Facebook's 10th anniversary. It's been an amazing journey so far, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it," 29-year-old Zuckerberg wrote.
"It's rare to be able to touch so many people's lives, and I try to remind myself to make the most of every day and have the biggest impact I can."
Zuckerberg said Facebook succeeded because "we just cared more about connecting the world than anyone else. And we still do today. That's why I'm even more excited about the next 10 years than the last".
He said the first decade was "about bootstrapping this network. Now we have the resources to help people across the world solve even bigger and more important problems".
Zuckerberg said he is often asked if he knew Facebook would become what it is today and he responds, "No way", and that he sees a different role for the social network in the future.
"Today, social networks are mostly about sharing moments. In the next decade, they'll also help you answer questions and solve complex problems," he wrote.
The network, which has some 1.23 million users worldwide and has grown into one of the biggest technology firms, was planning a low-key celebration.
"Just as we do every year, we will have an internal party on Friday afternoon," Facebook spokeswoman Arielle Aryah told AFP in response to a query regarding the company's birthday celebration plans.