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pigrabbitbear writes: "Remember when you were in college and Facebook was this strange new thing that everybody was talking about? And then somebody would mention it in section, and the grad student TA would be all, “What’s this Facebook thing you kids are talking about?” And then you’d be like, “Don’t you know?”

People don’t have these kinds of conversations anymore, because Facebook is the biggest website on the Internet. (You had a nice run, Google.) On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg announced in a rare Note on his profile page that his social network had finally hit the incomprehensible one billion user mark. (One billion! ) Attached to the bottom of the note — which is kinda weird and includes the churchy-sounding phrase "Today, we honor this tradition " — there’s a little video. It’s Facebook’s first ever ad, one that probably cost about a million dollars to make and it finally answers that nagging question: What is Facebook? Ever seen a chair? Facebook is kind of like a chair."

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