21 Amazing Facebook Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
Believe it or not that Facebook has been a part of our lives for 14 years. The social media site, which was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard roommates, was first created as FaceMash, then transformed into TheFacebook. About 1,200 users registered within the first 24 hours. As of September 2017, more than 2 billion active users around the globe were part of Facebook’s social network.
Love it or hate it, there’s no getting away from Facebook. The social media behemoth’s influence can be seen in every corner of the Web, from the site’s growing underground popularity in China(Later Facebook was blocked in China) As you’d expect from the world’s most popular social media site, Facebook has a fascinating story – and more than a few trivia tidbits that might surprise you. Here are 21 amazing facts about Facebook that will prove just how remarkable the site really is, and may offer a glimpse of what we can expect from Zuckerberg and his team in Menlo Park in the future.
There Are About 30 Million Dead People on Facebook
Facebook Has Been Blocked In China Since 2009
Facebook Tracks Which Sites You Visit, Even After You Have Signed Out
Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, was Facebook’s first major investor.
There’s a scientific reason behind Facebook’s blue color scheme: It’s the color Zuckerberg, who suffers from red-green colorblindness, can see most clearly.
The “Like” button was originally an “Awesome” button.
Eight people join Facebook every second.
Advertisers follow eyeballs. Facebook now has more than 2 million active advertisers.
Facebook is available in 101 languages.
With more than 122 million likes, Portugese soccer star Cristiana Ronaldo is the most liked person on Facebook.
More than 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook everyday.
76 percent of Facebook users are female.
Actor Al Pacino was the first “face” on Facebook.
Videos are the most-shared content type on Facebook
In September 2014, Facebook users watched a collective 1 billion videos per day
Posts published between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST receive approximately 88% more interactions on average than posts published at other times of the day
Every minute of downtime outage costs Facebook approximately $24,420
Facebook earns an average of $5.85 for every Facebook user in the United States and Canada
The Facebook advertising format with the highest click-through rate is the Sponsored Place Check-In Story, which has an average CTR of 3.2%
There are now more than 2 million active advertisers on Facebook
Facebook stores approximately 300 PETABYTES of user data on its servers