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50 Fascinating Facebook Facts

Facebook, its growth and success in unprecedented. The 50 facts below highlight the true scale of Facebook and its users’ activity. But will we ever see a communications platform of this size again? What’s going to be the next big thing? Google+ hasn’t had quite the impact I was expecting. If a brand like Google can’t conquer the social networking world then what can? Social media as it is today, in my opinion is saturated, surely only a new breed of media and communications could have an impact big enough to make a dent on the current landscape.

  1. 1 in every 13 people on Earth is on Facebook
  2. 35+ demographic represents more than 30% of the entire user base
  3. 71.2 % of all USA internet users are on Facebook
  4. In 20 minutes 1,000,000 links are shared on Facebook
  5. In 20 minutes 1,484,000 event invites are posted
  6. In 20 minutes 1,323,000 photos are tagged
  7. In 20 minutes 1,851,000 status updates are entered
  8. In 20 minutes 1.972 million friend requests are accepted
  9. In 20 minutes 2,716,000 photos are uploaded
  10. In 20 minutes 2,716,000 messages are sent
  11. In 20 minutes 10.2 million comments are posted
  12. In 20 minutes 1,587,000 wall posts are written
  13. 750 million photos were uploaded to Facebook over New Year’s weekend
  14. 48% of young Americans said they found out about news through Facebook
  15. 48% of 18 to 34 year olds check Facebook right when they wake up
  16. 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  17. Average user has 130 friends
  18. People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  19. There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
  20. Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
  21. Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month
  22. More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.
  23. More than 70 translations available on the site
  24. About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
  25. Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application
  26. Entrepreneurs and developers from more than 190 countries build with Facebook Platform
  27. People on Facebook install 20 million applications every day
  28. Every month, more than 250 million people engage with Facebook on external websites
  29. Since social plugins launched in April 2010, an average of 10,000 new websites integrate with Facebook every day
  30. More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook, including over 80 of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and over half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites
  31. There are more than 250 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices
  32. People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
  33. There are more than 200 mobile operators in 60 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products
  34. Al Pacino’s face was on the original Facebook homepage
  35. One early Facebook function was a file sharing service
  36. The first “Work Networks” as well as the original educational networks  included Apple and Microsoft
  37. The meaning of the term poke has never been defined
  38. There is an ‘App’ to see what’s on the Facebook cafe menu
  39. 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”)
  40. Australian’s spend more time per month on Facebook than any other country at over 7 hours on average
  41. A Facebook employee hoodie sold for $4,000 on eBay
  42. Facebook was initially bank-rolled by Peter Thiel the co-founder of PayPal for $500,000
  43. It is the second biggest website by traffic behind Google (at the moment)
  44. Facebook is now valued at approximately $80 billion
  45. Facebook makes money through advertising  and virtual products
  46. 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)
  47. The USA has the largest Facebook user base with 155 million people which represents 23.6% of Facebook’s total users
  48. There is over 16,000,000 Facebook fan pages
  49. Texas Hold’em Poker is the most popular Facebook page with over 41 million fans
  50. More than 650 million active users
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Facts courtesy of Technology eBook.
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Gareth Case has more than 12 years experience of marketing in the B2B technology space and has held senior marketing roles at Intermec Technologies, Arc Solutions, Viglen, Athona and now ONI and has experience of working throughout EMEA, North America and APAC. His broad understanding of the full marketing mix combined with a diverse skill set has contributed to the success and growth of his previous employers. Gareth has proven, successful experience in the following marketing disciplines: Offline: Marketing Strategy, Team Leadership, Direct Mail, Campaign Management, Telemarketing, Print Production, Public Relations, Copywriting, Budget Management, Graphic Design, Collateral Design, Presenting. Online: Website Design, Content Management, iPad Toolkits, Social Media, PPC, SEO, Analytics, CRM, E-Marketing, Video. Gareth has experience of working across many vertical markets including Healthcare, Local Government, Education, Finance, Insurance, Manufacturing, Logistics, Retail, Media, Not for Profit and Legal. He has started this blog ‘Inside a Marketing Mind’ to share his experiences and promote debate around the latest marketing innovations. Follow Gareth on Twitter here – http://twitter.com/gareth_case and subscribe to the blog for all the latest updates. For a more detailed synopsis of Gareth’s skills and experience, please visit his blog or LinkedIn page

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