30 Amazing Facebook Facts You Didn’t Know

 

You might have been on Facebook for a while now, but some of these facts will definitely come as a surprise.

1. Most popular person on Facebook: This person is more popular than the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. He is Cristiano Ronaldo with over 122,000,000 (122M) Likes. In some of his posts you can see over 998,409 likes with more than 25,515 comments.
Can you beat that noisy Facebookers?

2. The company with most likes:
There are several companies whose pages are on Facebook. But Facebook Page named ‘Facebook’
Company has the highest number of likes. Currently it is about 206M likes.

 

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3. Facebook has a godfather. Al Pacino: Facebook’s “Godfather”. He was the first face to be on the platform.

4. Facebook tracks which sites you visit, even after you have signed out.

5. You can’t block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.

6. Did you know up until this research, the Facebook Page with the most likes (206M) made their most recent post on July 5, 2017 at 8:11pm?
Today is Friday, 12th January 2018.

7. Facebook is the world’s most popular social media site.

 

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8. Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California . The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin , Andrew McCollum , Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

9. Most victims of scam started as a relationship via Facebook.

10. In Britain, a woman was given 20 months in jail for creating fake Facebook profiles to send abusive messages to herself.

11. Facebook has been blocked in China since 2009.

 

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12. There are about 30,000,000 fake accounts on Facebook.

13. An average Nigerian has 3 Facebook accounts.

14. 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.
Citation: http://www.salesforcemarketingcloud.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/The-Facebook-Ads-Benchmark-Report.pdf

15. Activities that will lead to your account removal or being disabled:
>Posting content that doesn’t follow the Facebook Terms.
>Using a fake name
Impersonating someone.
>Continuing behavior that’s not allowed on Facebook by violating the Community Standards.
>Contacting other people for the purpose of harassment, advertising, promoting, dating or other conduct that’s not allowed.

 

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16. 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.
Citation: http://www.slideshare.net/WishpondTechnologiesLtd/40-uptodate-facebook-facts-and-stats-46870081/14-Size_of_user_data_that

17. Reporting someone doesn’t mean Facebook will remove that person’s account.

18. 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.
Citation: https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-history-of-the-Awesome-Button-that-eventually-became-the-Like-button-on-Facebook

19. The poor are noisier on Facebook.

 

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20. 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.
Citation: http://ctt.ec/p9lA7

 

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21. You can be given 21 days restriction in groups, for posting links and same contents for over 18 groups within 30 minutes.

22. Blocking someone on Facebook means you will never see that person’s posts again. Vice versa.

23. Unfriending someone means you can still see that person on Facebook.

24. Peter Thiel, 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.
Citation: http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/20/technology/facebook-peter-thiel/

25. Facebook don’t alert anyone before removing and adding some features. The platform is too dynamic to understand.

 

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26. Facebook generates over $1.4 million in revenue every hour.

27. Females account are more active than the male ones.

28. Facebook has the cheapest advertisement rate.

29. A post on a page can have 110,000 people reached; 109 likes; 32 comments. And you begin to wonder if the post gets to ghosts or not.

30. Most-liked photo:
Barack Obama has that record.
The former President Barack Obama after winning re-election in 2012, a photo of himself and the First Lady embracing with the caption “Four more years” generated the most likes of any photo in Facebook history.
The image has garnered over 4,410,548 likes.

© SIR A-ONE
Goodnews Andrew Eruemuare also known as SIR A-ONE is a blogger cum literatus.

References:

> wikipedia.org

> https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2016/01/14/facebook-facts

> https://www.factslides.com/s-Facebook

> http://www.jeffbullas.com/21-awesome-facebook-facts-and-statistics-you-need-to-check-out/

> https://www.boredpanda.com/interesting-facts-about-facebook-captain-scoop/

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