Some Silly & Interesting Facts About Facebook

Interesting Facts About Facebook

Facebook was found in February, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his co-roommates. Now facebook ranks no 1 among the social networks. Last year, movie “The Social network” came out, which revealed so many truth and some of the interesting stuff about formation of Facebook.

Majority of the Facebook users use facebook to know what’s happening around them. Some countries are making legal proceeding by Facebook . These are some of the facts which many people may know but there are some facts about the Facebook which many people may not know. Here are some interesting facts about Facebook:

A list of Facebook Facts:

  • Facebook was initially called as which is only for Harvard University students later it changed its name to
  • There are approximately 500 million users on facebook among them majority are female users with 54% compared to male users. 50% of the facebook users check facebook daily and on an average a user spends 1 hour on the facebook.
  • Most of the people use facebook as the medium to share the content online. Next after the facebook people use email to share content and then twitter is the third source for the web users to share the content.
  • In 2006 Yahoo Inc. offered $1billion to facebook to merge it with Yahoo but facebook rejected it. Today facebook values $50 billion and Yahoo values $21 billion.
  • Facebook started earning profits from the late 2009. It is estimated that it made profits between $600 to $700 million in the year 2009. The majority of the earnings comes from Ads, Application and Credits.
  • Facebook ranks no.1 in the worlds most blocked websites according to the openDNS database, one of the most popular DNS service used to block the access of the websites by business organizations.
  • It is estimated that Facebook operates with 60,000 severs by late 2009 compared to google which is operated with 450000 severs and ebay is used to operate with 50,000 servers.
  • The majority of the facebook users are in between the age group of 18-25 with 29%. The oldest user on the Facebook is a 103 year old women named Reta Watson from London. There is facebook group on her name.
  • Recently a survey was conducted to know how friendly the people are to their dogs, 14% of the people said that they created an account on facebook for their dog and it have on an average 1-25 friends.
  • By the end of 2010, 60 billion photos were uploaded to the facebook. It is estimated that around 100 billion photos may get uploaded by the end of this summer. Female users upload large number of photos compared to male users on facebook.
  • If you are not logged into the facebook from the past few months facebook will consider you as dead person and sends a message that you are dead to all your friends. If facebook found you were dead then your profile is turned into special page where people can leave comments but doesn’t appear in the search results.
In recent time many sites are coming up to give a tough competition to Facebook, but Facebook is still at no.1 social networking site in 2012 with over 900 Million active users. Anyhow, if you enjoyed these Facebook facts, do share it on Facebook.

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COMMENTs ( 15 )

  1. kamera sistemleri says

    I have to admit that the idea of organising people into groups I find very compelling. Right at the moment I don’t share my facebook page with business contacts. I suspect many others have the same issues that a facebook page is about your social life and you quite possibly don’t want to mix that with your business life. I think there may be a cultural aspect to this as well. In the US I think there is less of a divide between private and business life, here in the UK I think we tend to have a firmer divide. Whether that’s a good or bad thing who’s to say but it does impact how we view applications like Facebook from a business standpoint.

    I’m going to be signing up for a Google+ account because I think this is a bold experiment from Google and I’m fascinated to see how it turns out.

    Best regards,

  2. Tilen says

    wow! oldest user on the Facebook is a 103 year old :) I wonder if Facebook will still be around when I’ll be that old :)

  3. Sathish @ TechieMania says

    I last one is pretty interesting. I never even heard or seen anything like that within my Facebook friends circle.

  4. sreekumar sukumaran says

    Very interesting. You can present your latest posting on F/B as living certificate which is required in the cases of pensioners.

  5. Usman@FirstHosting says

    LOL – Majority are females, looks like they have nothing to do except facebook..

    and FB is running on 60k server, glad to know about that.

  6. Rajan Balana says

    All the facts are really enjoyable , I was not aware about these facts. Thanks for sharing with us :)

  7. ashish says

    Hey Nice Post buddy. I didn’t find anything weird and funny. I appreciate this post. Good one :)

    • Srinivas says

      Mahendra, 600 million users is the estimated figure but the 500+ million users is exact figure which facebook have announced.