10 Bizarre Facts You Ought to Know about FaceBook

Posted on September 4, 2009 
Filed Under General, Social Bookmarking, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Uncategorized

Facebook… A phenomenon, a revelation, a lifestyle, the eighth wonder of the world… I can just go on and might probably even run out of synonyms that will do justice to this 21st Century marvel. There are very few sites or companies that can boast the success Facebook enjoys… let’s see, Google, Microsoft, Amazon…? Hmmm, can’t think of too many sites that can compete with Facebook when it comes to popularity. Hell, it’s almost become a religion now (& I’m a follower I confess 😉 ). In the 5 years it has existed Facebook has changed the way people live. I’m afraid we live our lives through Facebook, for Facebook & with Facebook! It’s become so bad that I don’t think I can even remember the time when Facebook was not there!

All said & done Facebook is equal to oxygen for millions & millions of people (including me!) but do we know the journey it has gone through? Here are 10 Bizarre Facts about Facebook we ought to know…

1. More than 60 % of men and women have used Facebook to stalk their ex… & why not???

Stalking in Facebook

It’s like godsend for jilted ex-lovers who want to know each & everything their ex is doing after dumping them! Your ex will not know you’re following their every move & there’s no way you’ll get caught… perfect! No more public humiliation & so much information… ahem 😉

2. ??? Pictures Uploaded Monthly on Facebook

I don’t know about other people but  whenever I attend a party or go for a holiday I take lots of pictures. This may seem normal but what you don’t know is that many of these photos are being taken only to post on Facebook. Facebook photos I also know that I am not the only one doing it. Of course there was a time when we use to click snaps for memories but hard core Facebook users like me will tell you that is no longer the case.

So we all keep posting all our photos on Facebook to share with our friends but have you ever stopped to wonder how many pictures are uploaded monthly??? The answer is 1 Billion!! That means 333,333,333 photos every day! No wonder the site keeps getting stuck so many times… I don’t blame you Facebook!

3. Active users

Lets take a look at the number of active members in Facebook over the years. In Dec 2004 there were 1 million active users in Facebook which grew to 5.5 million in 2005, 12 million in 2006, 50 million in 2007, 100 million in 2008 & has increased to 250 million as of July 2009!!! That is a growth of 250% in 5 years. Really man, Facebook IS making the world a smaller place.

Active users on Facebook

4. More than 30 million users update their status at least once each day

This is not so much about Facebook but about how people lose their mind sometimes on Facebook. We all know that Facebook allows you to update your Status… but some people really take it to another level! I just couldn’t leave these gems out; you have to see for yourself…

o … can speak French in Russian..
o …’s charm is so contagious that a vaccine was created for it.
o … thinks that a day without sunshine is like night.
o … is a lover not a fighter, but he’s also a fighter so don’t get any ideas.
o … is so broke that she’s going to KFC to lick other peoples fingers.
o … feels ashamed of his smoking but it’s better that I smoke this and let the dreams of the cigarette workers come true then to be selfish & worry about my lungs.

5. 85%+ of all college students use FACEBOOK and 70% of them log in EVERYDAY

Facebook is a favorite for all age groups but it seems that young people, especially the college going crowd have played a major role in making Facebook what it is. 85% of college students have Facebook profiles & 60-70% of them login daily or at least one a week. I reckon the college authorities should start having Facebook as a subject, what say people!

Facebook users

6. Facebook Hates Breastfeeding Mothers!

This is weird but had to be mentioned…  Facebook apparently removes photos uploaded by mothers breastfeeding their babies; some accounts have even been deleted for this. Really Facebook?? I really don’t even want to know why!

7. Sorry Pal, We Don’t Like Your Name

Also, people with strange sounding names (e.g. Leboe’ or ‘Allien’) can have their FACEBOOK accounts deleted without any further explanation. These names could be genuine names & could mean anything in their local language! What can I say, all the Leboes & Alliens watch out for your Facebook account then!

8. It’s Addictive

Psychologists have introduced a diagnosis FAD (Facebook Addiction Disorder) as a new kind of addiction & I’m afraid I’m very close to it ? … actually, if you are reading this article I guess you are too! 😉

9. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and owner of Facebook is the world’s youngest billionaire worth $1.5 billion & counting…you know what Mark you deserve it… for bringing Facebook into our lives! ?

Facebook founder

10. A country that bans FACEBOOK!

Where? What? Why? These are the questions that come to your mind when you read the above statement right? Well, the country is Syria. It actually started as a precaution against some campaign which is said to promote false teachings about religion & war. However, some say that it was because of the government’s fear of people creating virtual societies & resulting in an uprising.

Facebook banned in Syria

If I start collecting such crazy information about Facebook I’m afraid I’ll have to write an article like this every day for I don’t know how long. So I’ve decided not to go down that road 😉 … I’m happy just being a citizen of Facebook & expanding my world through it.

I’m sure that you had a great time reading about these amazing Facebook facts. It has been great having you read my post; I’ll try to get you more interesting articles like this in the future as well! Now let’s all get back to where we want to be most… Facebook, of course!!! Click here to share this link on your profile page in Facebook or you could even tweet this by clicking here!

Chandni Lepcha Panjwani

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  • Glen

    Very very interesting indeed!

  • JoJo

    Fact #11: There is ZERO customer service. If your account is disabled, good luck getting ahold of anyone for help. Mark Z. needs to use some of his billions to hire enough competent support to assist the users.

    Fact #12: Facebook is disabling accounts more and more due to people using it “too fast”.

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    wow…great …i simply loved ur blog style..great work..)

  • Jen

    Wow man really?! still cant get over why FB would delete pics of breastfeeding mothers, lol!

  • http://www.facebook.com/anandmistry Anand Mistry

    This is really nice information. I want to say only one thing. I love Facebook !!

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    Nice Information. This is very interesting. Also we need to know same about Twitter and Linked in also.

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    Cool stuff man! I’ll check it out again soon. Great internet insites. Hope I can keep learning from you. – Jon

  • Maximizer

    While I’d have to agree with you on this point, I have something to add… Flickr is exclusively for photograph’s, and the sort of people they target is different!

    FB’s audience profile is completely different & photograph’s is just one of the several things users can do and here the intention is different as well… People don’t click photograph’s to show how brilliant they are at photography, they instead take them to show the world a different side of themselves! In a more fun way!!! So, given that, it truly is a remarkable no & what might not be quality for you and me, will definitely be for the particular user & his circle!

  • Maximizer

    @JoJo… I’ve had a FB account for a long long time now, & I’ve never violated the use of it! However, there was this one time when I just went overboard and kept sending out invites & doing way too many things, which was bound to cause suspicion… I got a warning, which I didn’t heed and my account was suspended for a day or so… But then things were back to normal!

    So I guess, it’s pretty clear! Use according to their terms and try not to be a spammer, you’re less likely to get affected… And I think this is only fair. I mean there are forums which have it, your regular email accounts have it, so why throw a tantrum when FB is doing it, is it cause their owner is one of the youngest billionaire’s around?!?!?!

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    That fact about the names can lead to a conclusion that they associate unique names with spammers. Well, maybe. I guess the only workaround to that problem is to use a nickname, or something.

    — Man Ray

  • Hafsam

    WOW. but i dnt understand the one about names. WIERD

  • Wildones121

    mine got deleted cause of my name and all it was was Wild Man Jordan

  • stardomeduhhh

    This is a bunch of shit about the names! XD

  • math-a-lacking

    1,000,000,000 / 30 is not 333,333,333. I guess facebook cant help with math.