30 Fascinating Facebook Facts To Tell Your Friends – Written by jeffbullas on July 31, 2010


 Facebook, Social Media

Facebook’s mindshare of popular culture and it’s goal of world domination is now becoming apparent …don’t laugh, I am sure that a Facebook TV channel is not far away, a movie about Facebook is about to be released and I am sure that30 Fascinating Facebook Facts To Tell Your Friends branded pens and cups are also around the corner!!

Farmville is the maybe the  most loved and hated game on Facebook but that is another story. Most of you who read this will be on Facebook and may want to bore your friends and colleagues at your next dinner party or water cooler meeting with some trivia.. here is your chance.

  1. Al Pacino’s face was on the original Facebook homepage
  2. One early Facebook function was a file sharing service
  3. The first “Work Networks” as well as the original educational networks  included Apple and Microsoft
  4. The meaning of the term poke has never been defined
  5. The average Facebook user has 130 friends
  6. There is an ‘App’ to see what’s on the Facebook cafe menu
  7. 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”)
  8. California is huge on Facebook with over 15 million users (41% of the population)
  9. Australian’s spend more time per month on Facebook than any other country at over 7 hours on average
  10. A Facebook employee hoodie sold for $4,000 on eBay
  11. Facebook has over 500 million users
  12. Facebook has added over 400 million users in less than 2 years
  13. If  Facebook were a country it would be the 3rd largest
  14. Facebook was initially bank-rolled by Peter Thiel the co-founder of PayPal for $500,000
  15. 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)
  16. 50% of users are on the site every day
  17. 70% of users live outside the USA
  18. Facebook is available in 70 different languages
  19. It is the second biggest website by traffic behind Google and YouTube
  20. Yahoo offered Facebook $1 billion which Mark Zuckerburg refused
  21. Facebook is now valued between $7.9 – $11 billion
  22. Most Popular Facebook page is Michael Jackson (Simpsons is second)
  23. Monthly time spent on Facebook is 8.3 billion hours
  24. Total number of  of active applications: 550,000 plus and growing daily
  25. Women aged 55 and up are the fastest growing Facebook demographic in the USA
  26. Facebook makes money through advertising  and virtual products
  27. This year Facebook is  on track to generate sales of over $1 billion
  28. In Australia court notices can be served through Facebook
  29. A Facebook court summons in Australia is considered legally binding
  30. Facebook has become so popular psychologists identified a new mental health disorder “Facebook Addiction Disorder”

Sources: Mashable Image: Eric Delcroix

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