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article imageA look back on Facebook 'look back' videos

By Stephanie Medeiros     Feb 13, 2014 in Internet
In honor of the social network turning ten years old last week, Facebook allowed its users to create "look back" videos of their most popular posts throughout the years. The numbers coming in for those look back videos is staggering.
Whether you tried tuning them out or participated in the look back video blitz, data has been coming back on just how many of those Facebook videos were shared and it is easily in the millions. Over 100 million, in fact.
A whopping two hundred million people viewed these videos according to Mashable, which were short clips that showcased the users top and most memorable posts from the last ten years (or however long the user has been on Facebook). Facebook users could instantly share these videos on their Timeline so friends and family could watch, and that easily added up when 1.2 billion worldwide active Facebook users could participate in creating videos.
This isn't the first time Facebook has allowed users to create video content, however. They also allow annual "A Year In Review" videos that showcase a user's most popular posts from the past year.
The look back videos also inspired others to create parody videos, such as a look back on Darth Vader's Facebook, which has been viewed over 200,000 times on YouTube since its release on February 6.
In order to handle all of the HD videos being created in rapid pace, Facebook tapped Everstore and Moonshot to properly manage all of the data required for the videos, as reported by The Verge.
Video has recently seen a revamp on the social network as Facebook implemented auto-play videos on their mobile app and wants to test auto-playing video ads. The reaction to the auto-play videos have been mixed and Facebook has decided to push back a full roll-out of the auto-playing video ads until this summer.
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