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All thanks to the smart phones and the easy availability of the internet access, that social media has become a significant aspect of our lives. There are millions of the people across the globe who use social media websites to interact with their family and friends, connect with the diverse brands and stay informed about what’s happening in the world. One of the most widely used social network is Facebook, which has become an integral part of our day to day lives. While we all spend a significant amount of time on the social feed presented by Facebook, but, do we know this social network really that well.


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Here are some of the surprising yet interesting facts about Facebook that will leave you amazed:

  • Recently, Facebook designated the 4th Feb’ 2016 as the “Friends Day” to celebrate its 12th This was done to call attention to the way Facebook has connected the people across the globe.
  • Peter Thiel, Pay pal’s co-founder was one of the first major investors of Facebook. Considering the project’s vast potential, he invested $500, 000 in this young startup in 2004. However, later, for $1 Billion, he sold his stake in Facebook.
  • Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook incepted in October’ 2003 in his dorm room, when he and his few friends designed a site something as “hot or not” game that used to compare the pictures of the undergraduates in the university on the basis of their attractiveness.
  • Facebook is primarily blue, because its founder Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red and green color blindness. For, blue is strongly associated with security and trust, it doesn’t look bad at all as the color of this social media giant.
  • In 2015, Facebook boasted a whopping figure of 22% of the Worldwide mobile internet advertising revenue, which means the Facebook is making its stakeholders immensely rich.

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  • Every single minute of a downtime outage costs approx. $24,420 to Facebook, and the prolonged 19 minutes outage that happened in August 2014, $427, 000, and you think you were more pissed off due to Facebook going down for 19 long minutes.
  • Chinese people don’t have access to Facebook in their home country, as Facebook has been banned in the country since 2009.

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  • Facebook keeps a track of your internet activity and even tracks which websites you visit, even after you have logged out.
  • You can never block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
  • There are roughly 30 million dead people on Facebook. On no, dead people don’t make accounts. These are the people who died, and there accounts still exist on Facebook.

Facebook feed has become one of the mandatory things that most of us often check two – three times a day, and find out what’s going on in the life of the people around us. However, one question that bothers me a lot, is that, are we becoming more social due to social networking or are losing the human touch in our lives.

There is a world outside of the social media which is worth exploring, so, leave your smart phones for a while and interact personally with the people around you.

 

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