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2/24 In 2012 blogger Maneesh Sethi paid a woman $8/hour to slap him whenever he wasted time on social media websites like Facebook, YouTube, or Reddit. He documented his experiment and found that his productively levels rose from 38% to 98%.


3/24 The average Facebook user in the USA spends approximately 40 minutes on the site every day.


4/24 Years ago the Facebook logo on the homepage was a picture of a pixelated white man. It ends up that man is young Al Pacino covered with binary code.


5/24 Facebook is the third most popular app on smartphones after email and web browsers. Smartphone users check the app an average of fourteen time per day.


6/24 On average there's 3.7 degrees of separation between any one Facebook user and another.


7/24 The website tracks what sites users visit, even after they've signed out. It can also track non-members if they have recently visited the Facebook login or homepage.


8/24 A recent study showed that 1 in 3 people feel more dissatisfied with their life after visiting Facebook, especially if they viewed vacation photos. Members who spend time on the site without posting their own statuses or photos are also more likely to feel worse as well.


9/24 Facebook's logo and header is blue because Mark Zuckerberg has red-green color blindness and blue is the richest colour he can see.

Washington Post

10/24 Approximately 30 million Facebook users died in the website's first eight years of existence. Many of these accounts have not been deleted.

The Loop

11/24 Facebook, Twitter, Bloomberg, and The New York Times are blocked in China except in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Despite this, Facebook has 95 million users in China.


12/24 One third of all divorce filings in the US in 2011 included the word "Facebook".


13/24 The number of American citizens who have Facebook accounts is higher than the number who voted in the last presidential election.

The Next Web

14/24 You can change your language on Facebook to "Pirate" which means your profile will now be "Captain's Log" and a status update prompts you to "Update your Plunderin'".


15/24 In 2014 Michelle Chapman became the first person in the UK to be jailed for trolling herself. She was sentenced to 20 months in prison for setting up fake Facebook profiles of her father and stepmother and sending abusive messages from those accounts to her personal account.


16/24 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook every day.

The Telegraph

17/24 The "like" button was originally going to be called the "awesome" button. Other reaction concepts that were scrapped include star ratings and a plus/minus sign.

Tech Crunch

18/24 The status "We broke up because..." is most popular in the two weeks before Christmas signalling that the pre-Christmas season is when the most breakups occur. On the other hand reports that December is the most popular month of the year to get engaged.


19/24 Business Insider released personal text conversations between Mark Zuckerberg and friends around the time that Facebook was being built. In one conversation Zuckerberg called people who submit their private information in blind faith "dumb fucks".

Business Insider

20/24 In 2005 MySpace rejected an offer to purchase Facebook for $75 million because the price was too high

Tech Crunch

21/24 In 2014 Nick Wig was arrested for breaking and entering a home in Dakota County, Minnesota. He was caught because he logged into his Facebook account on the homeowner's computer and forgot to log out.


22/24 The first winner of Facebook's programming contest, the Hacker Cup, was Petr Mitrichev, a Google employee who showed up to collect his prize at the Facebook headquarters wearing his Google employee badge.

Technology Review

23/24 The most "liked" person on Facebook is Christiano Ronaldo with over 110,000,000 likes.


24/24 Singaporean Yan D. has received the most "pokes" on the site with a record 1,000,069.



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