Monday, 14 July 2014

Facebook has over 350 million active users. More than 35 million users update their status each day, with more than 55 million status updates each day.f
More than 2.5 billion pictures are uploaded to Facebook each month.f
The average Facebook user has 130 friends and sends eight friend requests per month.f
A recent survey of 500 top colleges found that 10% of admissions officers acknowledged looking at social networking sites such as Facebook to evaluate applicants. Thirty-eight percent of admissions officers said that what they saw negatively affected the applicant.i
Facebook is not only beating MySpace traffic, but it is also the second-ranked site overall in the U.S. behind Google.x
Americans spend 13.9 billion minutes a year on Facebook and five billion minutes on MySpace.
In 2003, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg created Facemash, where he placed photos of undergraduates side by side so viewers could rank which one was “hotter.” Zuckerberg would later turn Facemash into the now ubiquitous Facebook.m

        Zuckerberg suffers from red-green colorblindness and sees the color blue best, which is why blue dominates Facebook's color scheme.
AOL and Microsoft tried to recruit him when he was in high school after he created Synapse, a program that used artificial intelligence to learn users' music-listening habits.
He wears the same gray Facebook T-shirt almost every day because he's busy and it saves him time in the morning.

Despite Zuckerberg's casual wardrobe, he said he wore a tie every day in 2009 to show that Facebook was serious about growing in the face of the global recession.

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