Why is the Facebook logo blue? This is the curious reason

Why is the Facebook logo blue? This is the curious reason

This color has become one of the platform’s hallmarks

Facebook has crept into our lives with the same ease that television, radio or newspapers did in their respective moments. It is a window to the world. An escape. And, of course, that way it is difficult not to surrender to its charms.

It was born in 2004 by the hands of Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, five students who considered the possibility of revolutionizing university life. What they did not know then is that the big change would be on a global scale.

As of today, it has more than 2,200 million registered accounts. All of them wearing that particular blue color that characterizes the social network so much. In fact, there are already those who have qualified this tonality as Blue Facebook.

And they are right. This color has become one of the platform’s hallmarks. Can you imagine it in another way? Yellow? Red? Lilac? Probably not. So much so that it should be noted that his choice was not accidental.

The reason is found in Zuckerberg himself. He is color blind and consequently he cannot clearly identify certain colors. The most problems they usually give are the greens and the reds. Hence, this option was chosen. “It is the richest in detail for me. I can see everything in blue,” he said in an interview published in New Yorker.

The person in charge of its design was Adam D’Angelo, who took into account the visual defect of the person in charge of Facebook when creating the well-known button.

Since then, this has not changed. It has remained intact for 17 years, the same that the platform has led the rankings around the world. Switch to? It’s possible. If social networks are characterized by something, it is by their ability to adapt to the times. Otherwise, it will die. And everything seems to indicate that Zuckerberg will never allow it.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.