Facebook, founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, is an online social networking service that allows users to create profiles, upload photos videos, send messages etc. Facebook is available in more than 35+ languages. Since its inception, facebook has always been in stories and grabbed the attention of practically everyone on this planet and I am no exception. This brings me to my next post which is about the infamous facts about facebook. Do comment and share if you like it.

I. When Facebook was first launched in 2004, its homepage had the face of Al Pachino. (Source)

II. If you add number 4 after the facebook URL (www.facebook.com/4), you will be redirected to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile irrespective of whether you’re logged in or not.

III. In April 2008, Facebook became the world’s most popular social networking website leaving behind Myspace. (Source)

IV. Iceland made changes to its constitution based on the suggestions and feedback it received from countrymen on Facebook. (Source)

V. There are many countries where facebook has/had been banned permanently/temporarily. The list includes Bangladesh, China, North Korea, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, Syria, Russia etc. (Source)

VI. According to a survey, approximately 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day. (Source)

VII. You can actually change your default language to “Pirate” on facebook. (Source)

VIII. Smartphone users at least visit facebook 14 times a day. (Source)

IX. In November 2013, Snapchat messaging platform rejected Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer. (Source)

X. There are about 30 million dead people on Facebook. (Source)

XI. According to a new study, 39% of the total facebook users have between 1 to 100 friends, 23% have 101 to 250 friends, 20% have 251 to 500 friends & 15% have more than 500 friends. (Source)

XII. There are 1.35 billion monthly and 864 million daily active users on facebook. (Source)

XIII. There is actually a disease that has been termed after facebook addiction, Facebook Addiction Disorder. (Source)

XIV. “The Social Network”, the 2010 film about the origins of Facebook, won four Golden Globes and three Oscars. (Source)

XV. Facebook is primarily blue because Mark Zuckerberg suffers color blindness and it’s the only ‘richest’ color he can see. (Source)

XVI. About one-third of divorce filings of 2011 in the U.S. contained the word “Facebook”. (Source)

XVII. Sorry, but you can’t block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. (Source)

XIX. The “Like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “Awesome”. (Source)

XX. Facebook loses about 24000$ for every minute its down. (Source)

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