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Friday, 27 July 2012

Facebook's Delicious Facts

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  • 1 in every 13 people on Earth is on Facebook
  • 35+ demographic represents more than 30% of the entire user base
  • 71.2 % of all USA internet users are on Facebook
  • In 20 minutes 1,000,000 links are shared on Facebook
  • In 20 minutes 1,484,000 event invites are posted
  • In 20 minutes 1,323,000 photos are tagged
  • In 20 minutes 1,851,000 status updates are entered
  • In 20 minutes 1.972 million friend requests are accepted
  • In 20 minutes 2,716,000 photos are uploaded
  • In 20 minutes 2,716,000 messages are sent
  • In 20 minutes 10.2 million comments are posted
  • In 20 minutes 1,587,000 wall posts are written
  • 750 million photos were uploaded to Facebook over New Year’s weekend
  • 48% of young Americans said they found out about news through Facebook
  • 48% of 18 to 34 year olds check Facebook right when they wake up
  • 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • Average user has 130 friends
  • People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  • There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
  • Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
  • Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month
  • More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.
  • More than 70 translations available on the site
  • About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
  • Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application
  • Entrepreneurs and developers from more than 190 countries build with Facebook Platform
  • People on Facebook install 20 million applications every day
  • Every month, more than 250 million people engage with Facebook on external websites
  • Since social plugins launched in April 2010, an average of 10,000 new websites integrate with Facebook every day
  • More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook, including over 80 of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and over half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites
  • There are more than 250 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices
  • People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
  • There are more than 200 mobile operators in 60 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products
  • Al Pacino’s face was on the original Facebook homepage
  • One early Facebook function was a file sharing service
  • The first “Work Networks” as well as the original educational networks  included Apple and Microsoft
  • The meaning of the term poke has never been defined
  • There is an ‘App’ to see what’s on the Facebook cafe menu
  • Mark Zuckerburg (CEO of Facebook) calls himself a “Harvard Graduate” when in fact he didn’t graduate (apparently his reply is that “there isn’t a setting for dropout”)
  • Australian’s spend more time per month on Facebook than any other country at over 7 hours on average
  • A Facebook employee hoodie sold for $4,000 on eBay
  • Facebook was initially bank-rolled by Peter Thiel the co-founder of PayPal for $500,000
  • It is the second biggest website by traffic behind Google (at the moment)
  • Facebook is now valued at approximately $80 billion
  • Facebook makes money through advertising  and virtual products
  • Facebook was almost shut down by a lawsuit by ConnectU who claimed that Zuckerburg stole the idea and Technology for Facebook (the issue was settled out of court)
  • The USA has the largest Facebook user base with 155 million people which represents 23.6% of Facebook’s total users
  • There is over 16,000,000 Facebook fan pages
  • Texas Hold’em Poker is the most popular Facebook page with over 41 million fans
  • More than 650 million active users


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