Today is the 9th birthday of Facebook. It is hard to believe that the social media tool that has connected the world is almost a decade old. Furthermore, it is hard to imagine a world without the ease of contact that the access to Facebook has provided for us. Similarly, it is also hard to imagine the amount of hours that have been lost using the giant social media site...but that is another story to share.

To commemorate the birthday of Facebook and celebrate the phenomenal growth of the company over the years, we have compiled a few facts and figures and, aptly enough, a timeline of the growth of Facebook; from it's inception in a Harvard dorm room to the social phenomenon that it is today.

So happy birthday Facebook, from all of us here at Kalexiko HQ.