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Facebook is six-years-old today and has ballooned to a massive 400 million members worldwide over the course of its tenure.

According to the social networking site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in a celebratory post on his blog:

“Facebook began six years ago today as a product that my roommates and I built to help people around us connect easily, share information and understand one another better.

“We hoped Facebook would improve people’s lives in important ways.  So it’s rewarding to see that as Facebook has grown, people around the world are using the service to share information about events big and small and to stay connected to everyone they care about.”

The milestone has also brought subtle changes to the site’s front page, which include modifying the top menu to make it easier to find new messages, notifications and requests.

An applications dashboard will enable members to see the latest programmes used by themselves or their friends, while a games dashboard will be on hand for those who enjoy playing.

It has been reported that only one-fifth of Facebook users will see the changes today, with the additional features being rolled out to all users over time.

Hat tip to Murad Ahmed of Tech Central for this information, plus the heads-up about the eagerly anticipated Facebook movie which is currently being filmed. 

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