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Facebook turns 10- It's influence on Cenla

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- We use it on our lunch breaks, when we're lounging around, and yes- even when we're at work and today it celebrated a big milestone. News Channel 5's Rachael Penton takes a look at how Facebook has impacted our lives over the past ten years.

Most of us can't even imagine what life without it would be like.

"I would have to think a long time to answer that question. It's so much a part of today's culture. It is changing a lot," says David Crain, Facebook user and owner of DAC Creative Solutions.

So it's hard to believe that Facebook is already ten years old.

"Most people were like what in the world's that and then it slowly snow balled and snow balled," says KALB web producer Melyssa Fay.  

It's changed everything about the way we stay informed from our personal lives to how we receive news.

"You see if your aunt got out of the hospital. You see if your friend had her baby and in between all of these things you see about the school shootings in Washington or for instance you see that today Microsoft got a new CEO," adds Fay.

From law enforcement agencies like the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office...

"We give crime prevention tips from time to time. We notify people of scams. There's a lot of information exchanged that we do on Facbeook," says Lt. Tommy Carnline of RPSO.

...To businesses, trying to influence Facebookers to remember their products and services.

"If you're in there and you're engaging and you're participating with other people they simply will remember who you are and what you do," adds Crain.

Just about everyone uses the social media tool. And, with billions of dollars in revenue along with new products like the "Paper" app the company launched just this week, Facebook isn't going away anytime soon.

"I'm hanging on for the ride and you know, looking at it carefully and paying attention," says Crain.

RPSO wants to remind everyone that despite it's presence on Facebook- you should always use the good old fashioned telephone to report a crime.

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