48 Mind Blowing Facts About Facebook

Facebook is an American social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, and a flagship service of namesake company Facebook, Inc. The company was founded by Mark Zuckerberg along with his friends and roommates at Harvard College. Zuckerberg built a website in 2003 which was called Facemash while he was attending Harvard University. Then in 2004, the website changed its name to, and later in September 2006, it changed its name to Facebook.

  1. In August 2004, Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, made a $500,000 angel investment in Facebook for a 10.2% stake in the company and joined Facebook’s board of Directors. This was the first outside investment in Facebook, and which helped the brand to reach the value of the company at $4.9 million.
  2. More than 2 in every seven people on Earth are on Facebook. To be very precise, as of June 2020, there were 2.70 Billion monthly active users of FB all over the world, making it the biggest social media platform on the globe.
  3. The IPO of Facebook is the third-largest in US history with raising about 16 billion USD.
  4. There are more number of active mobile users than Desktop active users. There are about 2.65 billion mobile users, while only 1.7% of all Facebook users are Desktop active users.
  5. Facebook has become a major cause of divorces. According to the statistics of 2011, Facebook was cited in one-third of the United Kingdom and United States divorce cases.
  6. As per Fb demographics, there are over 1.51 billion male and 1.19 billion female users.
  7. Facebook Inc now owns four major brands. Instagram, Whatsapp, Oculus, and Of course, Facebook.
  8. 20% of the total mobile ad revenue of the company comes from Instagram.
  9. The Facebook social media platform is available in over 111 languages.
  10. In the early years of Facebook, you can’t block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. But now the scenario has been changed, and you can block the owner of Facebook.
  11. Facebook earns an average of US $26 from its one user in one quarter. While an average user spends 30 minutes a day on this social media platform which counts to be 2,750 minutes per quarter.
  12. The bug bounty program of Facebook has paid more than $7.5 million over time, which includes $1.1 million in the year 2018. And in 2018, FB also paid its biggest single bounty ever, $50,000, to one of its top contributors.
  13. Al Pacino’s face was on the original Facebook homepage and was the first “face” on Facebook. The mystery man was an image created by a friend and classmate of Mark Zuckerberg.
  14. India is the biggest audience of Facebook, with around 310 million users.
  15. On New Year Eve in 2011, about 750 million photos were uploaded.
  16. Over 6 lakh hacking attempts are made on Facebook accounts every day.
  17. The average Facebook United states user spends 40 minutes a day on the site.
  18. The users that use smartphones check FB on their phones over 14 times on average each day.
  19. The salary of the CEO Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook is just $1.
  20. Several people have been murdered or killed for unfriending someone on Facebook.
  21. Facebook tracks all the websites you visit, even after you have signed out.
  22. According to a study, 1 in 3 people feels more dissatisfied with their lives after visiting this social media platform.
  23. The social media platform is primarily in blue color because the Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, suffers from red-green color blindness.
  24. There are about 30 million dead people on Facebook, which comprise about 1% of total people on the social media platform.
  25. In Great Britain, a woman was sentenced to jail for 20 months for creating fake Facebook profiles to send abusive messages to herself.
  26. Photos and videos uploaded on Facebook via mobile take up 27% of the site’s upstream traffic.
  27. Mark Zuckerberg donated 1 billion USD to a charity in 2013, making him the biggest charitable donor in the United States.
  28. The popular “Like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “Awesome.”
  29. Every minute, about 1.8 million new “likes” are made on Facebook.
  30. The social media platform spends around US$30 million a month on hosting.
  31. In 2014, a burglar in Minnesota was caught after he logged into his Facebook account on the home’s PC and forgot to log out.
  32. The social networking service has a feature that lets you designate who will manage your account after you die.
  33. Any text you put into the status update box is sent to Facebook’s servers, even if you don’t click the post button.
  34. There are over 95 million users from China despite being blocked by their government.
  35. As per data of the 2nd quarter of the year 2020, there are over 9 million advertisers on Facebook.
  36. 79% of all users are access Facebook from their mobile phones.
  37. There are 1 billion mobile app links enabled on Facebook.
  38. According to Social Bakers, the number of video uploads to Facebook surpassed YouTube video uploads.
  39. Every morning when they wake up, 48% of 18-34 year olds check their Facebook account. 28% of that demographic actually check Facebook before they even get out of bed.
  40. The smallest demographic group on FB are of seniors aged 65+, which comprise 4.8% of all users.
  41. 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).
  42. Since social plugins launched in April 2010, an average of 10,000 new websites integrates with Facebook every day.
  43. As of September 2020, there were 56,653 employees in Facebook and is increasing by about 32% every year.
  44. Facebook generates about 4 petabytes of data per day that counts a million gigabytes. All that data is stored in what is called the Hive, which contains about 300 petabytes of data.
  45. The number of people getting involved on this social media platform is constantly increasing, with about 400 users signing up for Facebook each minute.
  46. The official Facebook page is the most liked on the social media platform. The second is the Samsung, and the third most liked page is of the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
  47. There are over 120 million fake accounts on the social media platform.
  48. The share in the global digital advertising market of FB is about 19.7%.

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