Facebook Interesting Facts You Never Knew About
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Facebook is a website that you use every single day. The question is how much you really know about this amazing social networking site called Facebook. Today i am going to treat some really cool interesting facts you never knew about Facebook. Without wasting much time, lets get to it.
What Is Facebook
I am quite sure, this is a question you have never asked yourself. Facebook is a social networking site that was launched on the 4th of February, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook Interesting Facts You Never Knew
- Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook alongside 4 of his friends and roommates.
- Facebook was originally used to connect students at Harvard University. Although he further spread it to other schools.
- Facebook was officially opened to everybody( 13 years of age or older) in the year 2006.
- Today, Facebook is one of the top methods that people use to get in touch with each other.
- Over 150,000 messages are sent over the Facebook application every single minute.
- There are 49 million posts on Facebook every fifteen-minute.
- Every 15 minutes, there are over 150,000 friend requests.
- There are 75million new likes every 15 minutes.
- Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind. This is why the Facebook colors blue. What this means is the color Mark Zuckerberg can see best is blue.
- Facebook sees over 1.44 billion users every single month.
- 77% of the 1.44 billion users access the Facebook site through their phones.
- The number of users increases dramatically every day. This is why it is impossible to accurately declare an accurate number of how many profiles and pages there are on Facebook.
Other Facebook Interesting Facts You never Knew
- According to employees of Facebook, there are only 3.74 degrees of separation on average between any two users. Of course with the network adding 8 persons every single second, that number is ever shocking.
- There are more Facebook users in the United states than United States citizens who voted in the most recent election (Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton). Furthermore, odds are that if you know someone, there is pretty much a certainty that they have a Facebook account. Better still, someone close to them has.
When Can We Say Facebook Is Not Safe?
Even when there are a lot of interesting kinds of stuff that Facebook has done, sometimes, some of the things it brings us can be awkward and scary. Among these also, some serious privacy concerns. See Some reasons below
- While great strides have been made to ensure that every user’s information remains private, Facebook keeps pretty close tabs on us. Facebook goes as far as even the site that we visit even after we log out of the site( so behave oh)(lol).
- As you can see from the first picture i shared earlier, over 600000 hacking attempts are every single day. This is clearly a very high number if you will agree with me.
- The scariest part of it all is that unfriending someone has actually caused people to get murdered. Whether you like it or not, a lot of people have actually lost their lives over something so trivial. So lets head over to see the usefulness of Facebook despite all these scary details
Why Is Facebook So Helpful
Despite the negative things that have occurred directly or indirectly, because of Facebook, there are many positive things that make Facebook very useful. Of course, a lot of them are beneficial to the entire world while some of them are plain fun. See some of the very great usefulness of Facebook
- In 2013, Mark Zuckerberg donated 1billion dollars to charity. This made him the greatest charitable donor in the United States. Isn’t that great? leave your comments.
Posting just once or twice per day on Facebook yields an average of 40% more engagement than posting three or more times per day. This shows that, despite marketers’ best efforts to beat Facebook’s rapidly declining organic reach, you can’t just use brute force to make yourself heard
Videos are the most-shared content type on Facebook. On average, videos receive 89.5 shares per video, significantly higher share counts than photos or text-based posts.
In September 2014, Facebook users watched a collective 1 billion videos per day. Today, that figure is more than 4 billion – and 75% of these video views occur on mobile devices
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. Also, ending posts with a question lifts interactions with those posts by an average of 162%
Every minute of downtime outage costs Facebook approximately $24,420. The “prolonged” outage that lasted for 19 minutes in August 2014 cost the company almost $427,000 – and you thought you were pissed when Facebook goes down
Facebook earns an average of $5.85 for every Facebook user in the United States and Canada. These two countries also have among the highest monthly active users of any country in the world, making North America a vitally important market for Facebook.
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%. The ad format with the lowest CTR is the Inline Like format, which has an average CTR of 0.03%.
The Facebook advertising format with the lowest cost-per-click is the Sponsored Page Action Story format, which has an average CPC of just $0.11. The ad format with the highest CPC is the Sponsored App Action Story, which has an average CPC of $0.58.
Facebook ads targeting custom audiences have 14% lower cost-per-click and 64% lower cost-per-conversions than ads utilizing interest- or category-based targeting, on average. In addition, Facebook ads using custom audience targeting had conversion rates 387% higher than ads only using demographic targeting.
There are now more than 2 million active advertisers on Facebook. The popularity, impact, and cost-effectiveness of Facebook ads has made the site one of the most popular online advertising platforms in the world, and its upward trajectory seems likely to continue.
Adult Facebook users in the United States spend 68% of their mobile device time using apps. Despite this, there were only approximately 8,400 app advertisers on Facebook in 2013 – and these 8,400 advertisers drove more than 145 million app installs in that year alone.
In 2015, Facebook boasted 22% of WORLDWIDE mobile Internet advertising revenue. That means almost one-quarter of all advertising revenue generated from mobile Internet ads in a single year went to Facebook.
Facebook’s user base grows by eight people per second, or 7,246 people every 15 minutes. Some naysayers have foretold of Facebook’s impending demise, but aside from boasting the largest user base of any social network in the world by a gigantic margin, this statistic proves Facebook is still growing.
In 2014, the alleged global economic impact of Facebook was approximately $227 billion. However, this statistic (and the methodology behind it) has been called in question by several leading economists. Whether you buy Facebook’s data or not, there’s no doubt that Facebook has had a serious impact on economies around the world.
Facebook stores approximately 300 PETABYTES of user data on its servers. There are 1 million gigabytes in a petabyte. The entire written works of humankind, in every known language (including Latin and other historical languages) from the dawn of recorded history, would occupy approximately 50 petabytes. Think about that for a minute.
Facebook’s ‘Like’ button used to be the ‘Awesome’ button. Facebook engineer Andrew Bosworth said that he and other engineers were enthusiastic about the “Awesome” button, but that the idea was ultimately vetoed by Zuckerberg in 2007. The site eventually settled on the “Like” button, a decision that Bosworth said was met with a decidedly lukewarm reception
Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green colorblindness. This is why Facebook’s primary color scheme is blue – although it certainly doesn’t hurt that blue is also strongly associated with trust and security, two concepts essential in getting people to voluntarily part with their personal information.
A peer-to-peer file-sharing system called Wirehog was once a core function of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg introduced the P2P file-sharing system when Thefacebook.com reached approximately 500,000 users, and once believed it would become a central component of the site. Wirehog was retired over fears of potential legal repercussions of copyright infringement in 2006.
Sean Parker, a co-founder of now-defunct music sharing site Napster, originally acquired the facebook.com domain name for $200,000. Parker was the driving force in the renaming of the site, and was highly influential as the site exploded in popularity.
Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, was the first major investor to back Facebook. Thiel, a luminary in the startup and venture capital worlds, saw the site’s potential and invested $500,000 into the young company in 2004. Thiel later sold his stake in the company for more than $1 billion.
Al Pacino was the first “face” on Facebook. A very early iteration of the site displayed a header image featuring a man’s face obscured behind binary code. The identity of the man could not be seen clearly, but it later came to light that the face was that of acclaimed actor Al Pacino.
- For those that love fun, change your Facebook language to pirate and enjoy all the fun it has to offer. On pirate setting, you will get such words as ye instead of your, what is troubling ye instead of what is troubling you. If you will like to give it a trial, just drop your comment below.
- Facebook has connected and reconnected people, all over the world. For most people, the benefits far outweigh the issues that it brings into our lives. That being said, if you are reading this article, it, therefore, means you definitely are on Facebook or you are about to join. Like my facebook fan page @facebook.com/03schools.
I will conclude by saying “if you don’t like Facebook for any reason, you should because it reminds you of your friends and family birthdays. Cool right? Leave your comment below if you agree with me. I know most of you are on Facebook because of that reason. For the gamers, you could also invite friends to join you in playing one or two games you find interesting. Thanks for reading.
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