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Top 20 Amazing Facts About Facebook  |  Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly when Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004 , it was only meant to be a website for college students to meet online but it progressed like a wildfire as a social medium.
  2. Co-founder, chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg only 30 years old has a net worth of about $20 billion.
  3. Alexa has ranked Facebook second in its Top 500 Global Sites right behind Google.
  4. Amazing fact is that Facebook has about 1250 million accounts . Amazingly 170 million accounts were added in 2013. There are more than 750 million daily active users. There are about 30 million dead accounts.
  5. Amazingly USA has about 182 million Facebook accounts while India has just crossed 100 million mark.
  6. There are over 16,000,000 Facebook fan pages. The Average Facebook User Has 200 Friends.
  7. Fact is the site’s name was changed from Thefacebook.com to Facebook.com after acquiring the domain facebook.com for $200,000.
  8. Amazingly 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.
  9. Amazing fact is that on a daily basis there are 350 million photos uploaded, 4.5 billion likes, 10 billion messages sent and 22 billion times that the Like or Share buttons are viewed. 750 million photos are uploaded to Facebook over New Year’s weekend.
  10. Amazingly 20 billion minutes is the collective time spent by users all over the world daily on facebook.
  11. 71 % of all USA internet users are on Facebook. About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States.
  12. Over the years Facebook has acquired many companies like FriendFeed, Lightbox.com, face.com ,Instagram, whatsApp, Oculus etc to increase market share and also to acquire fresh talent.
  13. Amazingly actor Al Pacino’s face was on the original Facebook homepage until 2007. Homepage design was changed thereafter.
  14. Originally, engineers wanted to call the “Like” button the “Awesome” button.
  15. Facebook is primarily blue just because Mark Zuckerberg suffers red-green color blindness.
  16. Amazingly you can’t block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
  17. Amazing fact is that about 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day.
  18. Smartphone users check Facebook 15 times a day.
  19. Several people have been murdered for unfriending someone on Facebook.
  20. Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009. In spite of the ban , there are 90 million Chinese accessing facebook. Other countries which have banned facebook are Syria, Vietnam and Iran.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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