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Interesting facts about Facebook

Updated on July 30, 2014
Awesome Facebook Facts
Awesome Facebook Facts

It's been a long time since Facebook has become the most popular social networking site in the World. It has reached the milestone of 1 billion+ registered users and still growing Fast. Like everything else Facebook also has some interesting Facts. In this Article I will share some interesting Facts about Facebook.


List of some awesome Facebook Facts

Facebook's population vs earth population in 1800 : Number of Facebook Users today is higher than the population of earth during 18th Century. Today there are more people on Facebook than there were human being in the 18th Century. In 1800, there were approximately 978 million people but today Facebook alone has more than 1 billion registered users. Facebook has reached 1 billion active users milestone in September 2012.

First Facebook Logo
First Facebook Logo

The first Facebook Logo : Facebook's initial logo had a man behind a cloud of Binary Code. A friend of Mark Zuckerberg created the picture of Al Pacino who is an American Film actor and Director. Mark Zuckerberg used the picture to create the first logo of Facebook. Later the logo was changed as you can no longer see this.

Number of Facebook Domain : At the very beginning the original Facebook domain was Thefacebook.com . Later it was changed to Facebook.com. Facebook also bought the domain Fb.com , Fb is the acronym of Facebook. That means you can go to Facebook by using either Facebook.com, Thefacebook.com or fb.com .

Wirehog the file sharing program : Facebook had friend to friend file sharing program called "Wirehog" till 2006, but it was terminated because of piracy concern. Wirehog was a social application where Facebook users could share/transfers any kind of files directly. It was lunched with Facebook in 2004 but got terminated in 2006.

# Facebook the Third largest country: If Facebook was a country it would be the third largest country in the world in terms of Population. Only China and India will be ahead of Facebook in terms of Population.

Mark Zuckerberg in his dorm
Mark Zuckerberg in his dorm | Source

Salary of Mark Zuckerberg: Mark Zuckerberg the founder & CEO of Facebook earns only 1 dollar per year as his salary. Surprise? The main purpose of such low salary is to maximize the price of the share. Zuckerberg owns 28% of the total Facebook stock. So 1 dollar increase in the Facebook share would give him millions dollar profit.

# Net worth of Mark Zuckerberg : The net worth of Mark Zuckerberg is estimated to be around 14 billion Us dollars.

# Fan page with highest number of Fans : Till February 2013, "Facebook for every Phone" is the largest Fan page with more than 198 million Fans. List of top 5 pages are given below:

  1. Facebook for every phone
  2. Facebook
  3. Youtube
  4. Texas Holdem Poker
  5. Rihanna

Rihanna's Fan page stands high: Among the celebrity pages, American Singer Rihana's fan page stands at the top with 94.5 million (combined) Fans.

# Story of Mark Zuckerberg behind Facebook: The predecessor of Facebook was "Facemash" which was created by Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 during his student life at Harvard University. To complete this mission Mark Zuckerberg had to hack the protected area of Harvard's computer network. Because of the act he faced expulsion and was charged for varieties of reason. After the incident Zuckerberg was inspired to write a new social network website. On February 2004, Zuckerberg lunched the TheFacebook.com officially. He was dropped out from Harvard to complete this project.

Other Estimated Facebook Stats (Till 2013)

  • More than 300 million photos are uploaded per day
  • More than 1 billion active users in Facebook
  • Average Facebook user has around 140 friends
  • Moe than 100 billion friendships
  • Average Facebook users spend more than an hour in Facebook.
  • More than 50% of the Facebook users log in every day

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