9 ways Facebook changed how we talk

Posted: 11:14 AM EST Feb 03, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Feb 04, 2016

From "friending" to "status update," Facebook has changed the way we talk in the 12 years it has existed. With the social media giant celebrating its 12th birthday on Thursday, here are just nine of the most obvious.

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Facebook is turning 12 on Thursday. From "friending" to "status update," check out these nine ways the world's largest social network has changed how we talk since its original Feb. 4, 2004, launch as thefacebook.com exclusively to Harvard students.

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