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50 Fascinating Facebook Facts:


  • 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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