Saturday, April 23, 2011

Silly facts about facebook

  • Facebook was initially called as which is only for Harvard University students later it changed its name to
  • There are approximately 500 million users on facebook among them majority are female users with 54% compared to male users. 50% of the facebook users check facebook daily and on an average a user spends 1 hour on the facebook.
  • Most of the people use facebook as the medium to share the content online. Next after the facebook people use emaill to share content and then twitter is the third source for the web users to share the content.
  • In 2006 Yahoo Inc. offered $1billion to facebook to merge it with Yahoo but facebook rejected it. Today facebook values $50 billion and Yahoo values $21 billion.
  • Facebook started earning profits from the late 2009. It is estimated that it made profits between $600 to $700 million in the year 2009. The majority of the earnings comes from Ads, Application and Credits.
  • Facebook ranks no.1 in the worlds most blocked websites according to the openDNS database, one of the most popular DNS service used to block the access of the websites by business organizations.
  • It is estimated that Facebook operates with 60,000 severs by late 2009 compared to google which is operated with 450000 severs and ebay is used to operate with 50,000 servers.
  • The majority of the facebook users are in between the age group of 18-25 with 29%. The oldest user on the Facebook is a 103 year old women named Reta Watson from London. There is facebook group on her name.
  • Recently a survey was conducted to know how friendly the people are to their dogs, 14% of the people said that they created an account on facebook for their dog and it have on an average 1-25 friends.
  • By the end of 2010, 60 billion photos were uploaded to the facebook. It is estimated that around 100 billion photos may get uploaded by the end of this summer. Female users upload large number of photos compared to male users on facebook.
  • If you are not logged into the facebook from the past few months facebook will consider you as dead person and sends a message that you are dead to all your friends. If facebook found you were dead then your profile is turned into special page where people can leave comments but doesn’t appear in the search results.

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