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facebook facts

Here is the list of interesting facts about Facebook:

  1. Launched on the Feb 4 2004, FACEBOOK has become a global phenomenon with 1,310,000,000 monthly users including 680 million of them on mobile devices.
  2. In the year 2007 Facebook did a major redesign to its home page. They placed legendary actor Al Pacino’s partly visible face behind a cloud of binary code.
  3. Facebook first sold its stock to the public on May 18, 2012 with the initial share price of $38.
  4. The first corporate partnership for Facebook came on May 2006 with Microsoft, Intel and Apple
  5. It was Sean Parker who transformed Facebook from a college project into a real company. Parker changed the site’s name from TheFacebook.com by acquiring the domain Facebook.com for $200,000. Furthermore, it was Parker who insisted that the site add its most popular feature: photo sharing and clean layout.
  6. 1 in every 13 people on Earth is on Facebook, 42% male users, 76% internet users are in U.S and 70% of Facebook users are from outside USA.
  7. 73% of users in the U.S. have incomes above $75,000 (compared to 17% on Twitter, and 13% on Pinterest).
  8. Every morning, 48% of 18-34 year olds Americans check their Facebook account.
  9. Approximately 7.5 million sites contain the Facebook Like or Share Buttons.
  10. California is the most social state with 15,267,160 users. Texas is second with 9 MN users and New York comes in at third with 8 million.
  11. The average person spends between 18 and 20 minutes viewing their Facebook account. Where Relationship/Got Engaged/Got Married are the most common events added in the timeline followed by travelled etc.
  12. Originally, the developers wanted to call the “Like” button the “Awesome” button.
  13. The five most popular brands on Facebook are: Walmart, Target, Amazon, Samsung Mobile USA and Subway.
  14. Facebook is blocked in china since 2009, but it is estimated around 95 million Facebook users are in China where 29% of the total Facebook users log in from Asian countries.
  15. 1 million links, 2 million friends requested and 3 million messages are shared in every 20 minutes.
  16. 150 billion friend connections, 1.13 trillion likes and 250 billion photos uploaded on daily basis

Shocking Facts

  • Every day around 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts
  • It is believed about 30 million dead people are on Facebook.
  • A third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word “Facebook”
  • Iceland used Facebook to rewrite its constitution!
  • URL automatically directs to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall when “4″ is added to the end of Facebook url.
  • Anyone who can hack into Facebook is paid with $500.
  • You can change your language on Facebook to “Pirate.” All you have to do is to go into “Account” and then “Languages” and find “English (Pirate)”.
  • A study by Columbia University says 83% of prostitutes are having a Facebook profile and  25% of their client are through Facebook.
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