Interesting Facts about Facebook that are sure to amaze you!

facebook-76536_640Facebook is ranked at the second in the list of websites with highest traffic by Alexa after Goggle at the top. With a 1.19 billion monthly active users, this comes as a no surprise. It is difficult to find a human without a Facebook account now days. Let alone human, people even have accounts for their pets. Mark Zuckerberg’s dog, Beast, has an account managed by himself and his wife, Priscilla Chan.

Following are some of the interesting facts about this famous website we all log into at least once after we get up.

1. Who’s got the most likes?
We’ll start with the basic statics. Most liked musician is Shakira with over a hundred million likes followed by Eminem at 92M and Rihanna at 81M. In the category of television shows, Simpsons tops with 68M fans.


2.The transition!
Sean Parker was the one who turned the project to the full blown social networking website by acquiring the domain for 200,000 USD. It was Parker’s idea to add the site’s popular feature of photo sharing, even though Zuckerberg wasn’t very for it.


3. Want to work for facebook? Start hacking!
In 2005, facebook was hacked by a college student Chris Putnam. He gave the interface of MySpace to a few facebook profiles. This event turned out to be in Putnam’s favour as he got an offer to work at the company as an engineer before even completing his college. The emoticon :putnam: shows his head 😛

Chris putnam facebook

4. Iceland’s constitution was written with the help of Facebook!
Around 66 percent of the on country’s population is on Facebook. In 2011, the council drawing up the constitution used Facebook at get suggestions and follow discussions from the citizens of Iceland.

5. Why the all blue?
Zuckerberg is red-green colour blind. The colour he is best able to recognize is blue hence the major portion of the Facebook is blue.


6. Facebook has been blocked in some countries!
Facebook is blocked in China under the reason of circulation of inflammatory posts. Other names to this list include Iran and Syria.


7. So much of traffic!
Everyone’s so much into letting the world know about themselves that all the picture and video uploads make up for about 27 percent of the total upstream web traffic!

8. Going down is an expensive business!
For every minute Facebook goes down, it loses 25,000 dollars.




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