50 facebook facts and figures

1 in every 13 people on Earth is on Facebook
35+ demographic represents more than 30% of the entire user base
71.2 % of all USA internet users are on Facebook
In 20 minutes 1,000,000 links are shared on Facebook
In 20 minutes 1,484,000 event invites are posted
In 20 minutes 1,323,000 photos are tagged
In 20 minutes 1,851,000 status updates are entered
In 20 minutes 1.972 million friend requests are accepted
In 20 minutes 2,716,000 photos are uploaded
In 20 minutes 2,716,000 messages are sent
In 20 minutes 10.2 million comments are posted
In 20 minutes 1,587,000 wall posts are written
750 million photos were uploaded to Facebook over New Year’s weekend
48% of young Americans said they found out about news through Facebook
48% of 18 to 34 year olds check Facebook right when they wake up
50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
Average user has 130 friends
People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month
More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.
More than 70 translations available on the site
About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application
Entrepreneurs and developers from more than 190 countries build with Facebook Platform
People on Facebook install 20 million applications every day
Every month, more than 250 million people engage with Facebook on external websites
Since social plugins launched in April 2010, an average of 10,000 new websites integrate with Facebook every day
More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook, including over 80 of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and over half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites
There are more than 250 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices
People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
There are more than 200 mobile operators in 60 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products
Al Pacino’s face was on the original Facebook homepage
One early Facebook function was a file sharing service
The first “Work Networks” as well as the original educational networks included Apple and Microsoft
The meaning of the term poke has never been defined
There is an ‘App’ to see what’s on the Facebook cafe menu
Mark Zuckerburg (CEO of Facebook) calls himself a “Harvard Graduate” when in fact he didn’t graduate (apparently his reply is that “there isn’t a setting for dropout”)
Australian’s spend more time per month on Facebook than any other country at over 7 hours on average
A Facebook employee hoodie sold for $4,000 on eBay
Facebook was initially bank-rolled by Peter Thiel the co-founder of PayPal for $500,000
It is the second biggest website by traffic behind Google (at the moment)
Facebook is now valued at approximately $80 billion
Facebook makes money through advertising and virtual products
Facebook was almost shut down by a lawsuit by ConnectU who claimed that Zuckerburg stole the idea and Technology for Facebook (the issue was settled out of court)
The USA has the largest Facebook user base with 155 million people which represents 23.6% of Facebook’s total users