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The eve of infamy and where I was on 9/11

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons
Flickr Creative Commons

Originally posted September 11, 2012

As I write these words, the stresses of everyday life come to mind. I think of how busy I am between school, work, and other commitments. I’m so often short-sighted and allow myself to get frustrated. It’s getting late and I jot some thoughts down before going to sleep. On this night, my thoughts are on the past and with people I’ve never met. Thirteen years ago tonight, thousands of Americans went to bed, unaware that it was the eve of their last day on earth.

For me, that’s surreal. Monday was an ordinary start to the work week. In the evening, people played with their kids, and watched Monday Night Football, and kissed their spouses goodnight. They prepared to go on flights for work, or vacation, or just to make it home. They thought about what bill needed to be paid and the home repair which needed to be completed. They went to sleep like it was any other night and woke up to a beautiful Tuesday morning.

Facebook: The social network that changed the world turns 10

Facebook profile Courtesy of Wikimedia. Circa 2005
Facebook profile Courtesy of Wikimedia. Circa 2005

This post is based off of a previous post entitled: Facebook 2004 and Facebook 2011. Seven year anniversary of joining the Social Network. Originally published November 16, 2011.

I can still vividly remember it.

Talking to a friend from high school on AIM, him sending me the link to some obscure site that he had mentioned to me called thefacebook. “BG has it now,” he said, telling me to register.

I was skeptical. thefacebook? What does that even mean, but I followed his prodding and created an account.

That was November 16, 2004, and it was the first day that thefacebook.com was available at Bowling Green. I fell in love with the site instantly. I thought that it was fantastic and amazing. I still have that since of wonder with the site and with the ways in which it has changed our world.