Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Facebook: Some Interesting Things You Must Know

Author: Gagan Masoun
Facebook: Some Interesting Things You Must Know
Today, I am sharing some interesting things you must know about Facebook.It will increase your general knowledge also.Facebook is a free social networking service founded in February 2004.It has over 900 million active profiles, more than half of them using mobile devices for operating Facebook.

Users must sign up before using this they have to enter First name, last name, email, password, male/female, birthday for registration.After successfully complete the registration process they can make profile, add friends, and send/receive messages.Additionally, users may join pages or groups, chat with friends, categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends".Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the site.

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Facebook Background Story 

Old name of Facebook was Facemash, the Facebook’s predecessor, opened on October 28, 2003.Initially, the website was founded by a Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, and three of his classmates – Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz. Mark wrote the software for the Facemash when he was in his 2nd year of college.In January 2004, Mark Zuckerberg began writing the code for a new website, known as 'thefacebook'.On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook", originally located at June 2004, Facebook moved its base of operations to Palo Alto, California.The company dropped ‘The’ from its name after purchasing the domain name in 2005 for $200,000.

Evolution Of Facebook - 2004 to 2012

Evolution Of Facebook - 2004 to 2012

There are many changes happened on Facebook from 2004.See list given below for important updates.
  • 2004- Facebook Started
  • 2006- Facebook Launches News feeds, Profile of Users and their activities
  • 2008- Facebook Applications released
  • 2009- Facebook pages are started. (Don’t forgot to like my page  )
  • 2011- Ticker
  • 2012- Time Line

Mark Zuckerberg (Founder)

Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York. He was the Harvard computer science student.Mark Zuckerberg is now officially a billionaire. Until now, Mr. Zuckerberg has been staggeringly rich only on papers in 2008. He was named "Person Of The Year" by Time magazine in 2010*. Zuckerberg currently is the chief executive and president of Facebook.

Person Of The Year - Time (2010)
Person Of The Year - Time (2010)

Facebook Is Very Useful For Bloggers

If you’re a blogger, you need to be on Facebook site.Facebook is fabulous social media platform for bloggers. It is one of the most effective source of traffic for bloggers. After Google it is considered as most popular website of the World.Most of people use it for entertainment, but bloggers can use it for generating traffic for their blogs.There are lot of features, applications and plugins available on Facebook which are very useful for bloggers.Bloggers and company owners can make a page for their brand.Facebook plugins can also help to increase popularity of your blog or website e.g.: Like and Send Button, Like Box, Recommendations, Comments, Subscribe Button, Activity Feed, Log In Button, Registration etc.

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Facebook Total Active User’s

 (in millions)
Monthly Growth

Facebook Estimated Revenues

Facebook Estimated Revenues

Facebook Users by Age

Facebook Users by Age

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Some Interesting Facts of Facebook:

1. Mark Zuckerberg had faced allegations of theft of concept by ConnectU a similar idea by Harvard students Divya Narendra, Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss.
2. Facebook founders were below the age of 25 when it was invented.
3. More than 11% of population has a Facebook profile.
4. Facebook profile number might be increase up to 2000 million profiles by 2017.
5. More than 45% of American citizens have a Facebook profile.
6. In 2010, there was a time when Facebook visitors even crossed the number of visitors to search engine gaint Google, this did not sustain though.
7. Sending legal communications on Facebook is allowed and very legal in Australia.
8. The number of images uploaded on Facebok should have crossed 2 billions.
9. Females upload more pictures on Facebook than Male.
10. The number of 55+ age group Facebook users is increasing rapidly.
11. For many countries in the world more that 15 % their population has a Facebook profile.
12. Average number of friends per Facebook profile is more than 100+.
13. Only Google receives more traffic than Facebook.YouTube has 3rd ranking in whole world..
14.More than 50% of active users log in to Facebook everyday and they spend 55 minuets everyday on average.
15. Only 20% to 30% Facebook users are using Facebook features regularly.
16. The introduction of news feed feature in 2006 is believed to be the biggest achievement for Facebook.  
17. The most used Facebook application is Facebook photos.  
18. Daily earning of Facebook is considered to be more than US $ 1.5 million.
19. United States, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico are the largest Facebook using countries respectively. About 38.6 percent of Facebook's 900 million worldwide members.
20. Facebook is considered to be a concern for employers throughout the world and is a key reason for less productivity in organizations. 
21. Facebook is banned, blocked in many countries and organizations throughout the world.According to Wikipedia, there are 6 countries that block Facebook: China, Iran, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Bangladesh.
22. China has its own website look like Facebook.
23. In 2006 Yahoo had offered Facebook founders $1 billion for Facebook.
24. As of April 2012, The Value of Facebook is believed to be near $100 billion by many market analysis firms.
25. In 2012 Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion.
26. The time spent on Facebook by its user per month is more that 20 billion hours.Time spent on Facebook’s mobile site and apps per month (441 minutes)
27. Approximately 50% of Facebook users access Facebook through mobile phones.


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