75 years ago, Orangina, the French citrus beverage made from orange, lemon, mandarin and grapefruit juice first went public as Naranjina at the 1936 Marseille Trade Fair. Now the drink and it’s familiar teardrop-shaped bottle are owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group a spin-off of Cadbury Schweppes’ former North American soft drinks business.
To celebrate it’s 75th anniversary, Orangina has created the ‘Show Your Originals‘ a Facebook application that lets you look back at a list of the 10 Original Facebook friends who provided your first likes, posts and comments. You can then save the image to your photo album and even tag your friends.
After liking the page, a user clicks the ‘Start’ button to start looking back in time to the launch of Facebook in February 2004 when the social media site was launched to schools, then forward to the first interactions on your profile by friends. This part had me scratching my head a bit, the first 10 likes, posts and comments it displayed for me start on May 29, 2007 and finish on June 1, 2008. I’m pretty sure I had more than just those ten interactions that entire year. I’m wondering if the interactions selected have something to do with who has their profiles set to ‘open’. Try it out and let me know how it works out for you.