Facebook Turns Five Today, Offers Free Birthday Gifts

Facebook turns five years old today, and it’s giving out free gifts to celebrate. Don’t get too excited, though.

Facebook’s Fifth Birthday

Facebook entered the world on February 4, 2004 — and it’s evolved quite a bit since then. The following timeline shows the changes to Facebook’s home page year-to-year:

Facebook Evolution
(Close-ups of the year-to-year home page images here.)

Facebook’s Free Gifts

As for the free gift, click over to the Facebook Gift Shop to grab yours. But seriously, don’t get excited.

Facebook Free Gifts

Hey, on the positive side, some of those might be well-suited for the thousands of sex offenders believed to be migrating over to Facebook. At least that’s something.