It seems these days that everyone is logging onto www Facebook com to socialize.
It doesn’t even matter how old or young you are, everyone is on Facebook.
Did you know:
Facebook actually has over 1 billion users that are active?
As in over one billion users engage Facebook on a regular basis!
But there are some lesser known facts about their site that you might want to know.
Facts that may amuse you or even startle you…
Needless to say:
Facebook is not a public place to share private thoughts or ideas.
If you knew how many hacking attempts were made on your account daily you’d think twice about posting or sharing some of your life’s more intimate details.
Here’s the deal:
Facebook is not the best place to share private things on.
Privacy, after all, is fundamental to our overall health and well being.
Without our privacy and a “safe space,” if you will, to discuss our most intimate thoughts and ideas, we’d all be ruined.
Before you log onto Facebook, check out these absolutely insane facts on Facebook that are guaranteed to make you rethink the whole “Oh, it’s just Facebook” mentality.
There are dangers and warning signs to being on the largest and most massive social network on planet Earth that every user should familiarize themselves with!
We know people want to “freely” express their daily thoughts and ideas without any filter.
However, is that really something you want to do on Facebook?
Consider the following:
Employers will sometimes check your Facebook profile before deciding on whether or not to hire you!
What if you had left a nasty remark about that company several years back and forgot all about it?
We all need our own space to be able to vent our frustrations and celebrate our accomplishments without the eyes of others constantly judging us or putting us down.
Facebook is not that place!
Without our privacy we’d never be able to grow and develop as individuals.
We’re not saying don’t log onto Facebook.
All we are suggesting is that you might want to take a look at some of these facts before you log onto www Facebook com again.
Some will surprise you…
Did you know:
Hundreds of thousands of attempts to hack Facebook accounts are made on a daily basis?
That’s enough to scare anyone into thinking twice about what information you’d want to share on your Facebook account.
There are multiple languages used and available for use on Facebook.
You can actually change your language to “Pirate!”
It makes you wonder how many pirate-speaking users had to have joined for it to have become an option.
The average Facebook user spends over 40 minutes a day on the site!
That’s a lot of time to invest into anything.
Imagine what else you could accomplish if you were to spend that much time on it.
People’s lives aren’t the only thing that Facebook drains.
Deleting the Facebook app off your smartphone nearly doubles its battery life!
The discovery was made by a mobile economist who saw that the Facebook app was literally consuming 47 percent of his smartphone’s battery!
People who check Facebook from their smartphones do so an average of 14 times a day!
Maybe, we should rename our smartphones…
That’s pretty incredible considering that there’s practically nothing else that we do that many times in a single day!
Be careful who you “unfriend…”
Several people have actually been murdered for doing just that!
Ya, it’s crazy we know but there are some psychologically twisted people in this world.
We just hope you don’t befriend them in the first place.
Here’s one that’s sure to inflict some wounds to your private ego:
Facebook will actually track which sites you visit even after you have signed out!
Now, why would they need to know that we wonder?
It may not be the best thing for you to consistently check Facebook regularly.
One study found Facebook use led to declines in moment-to-moment happiness and overall life satisfaction.
There is bright side though:
Researchers discovered that face-to-face or phone interaction actually had the opposite effect, making people feel better!
Have you ever wondered why it is that Facebook is primarily blue?
Well, it turns out the reason is because founder Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green color blindness.
And here we thought it was because the sky was blue!
There are an estimated 30 million dead users on Facebook and counting!
Yes, you read that correctly.
There must either be a Facebook in the afterlife or the spirits of the dead are returning to check their Facebook profile (or someone alive is impersonating them).
So you’re still not convinced of the dangers of using Facebook?
Consider the following fact:
Facebook, Twitter and the New York Times were all blocked in China in the year 2009!
If a country doesn’t trust Facebook, what chance do you have?!
Facebook is a disaster for married couples.
In 2011 over a third of all divorce filings in the U.S. contained the word “Facebook.”
Seriously people stop posting your secrets to Facebook already!
You can’t block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
You can try and try for as long as you want but the verdict is in:
Mark Zuckerberg is everyone’s friend…
Facebook makes money and lots of it!
They generate almost $20 from each US and Canadian user.
Consider how many billions of users are on Facebook.
Then do the math and you’ll understand why Facebook is so huge.
In America, more people use Facebook than vote in the elections!
That’s pretty remarkable and not in a good way.
We sometimes wonder why we are not able to vote online.
Maybe it has something to do with privacy and security.
Makes you think doesn’t it.
This is actually true:
A blogger hired a woman to slap him every time he went on Facebook!
When Facebook is that much of a deterrent to getting your work done that you have to go to such extremes.
Approximately 27 percent of upstream web traffic during peak periods comes from uploaded data (including photos and videos) via mobile to Facebook.
Absolutely staggering when you think about it:
We are after all more inclined to read content when its associated with images.
Mark Zuckerberg donated $1 billion to charity in 2013 to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Whether it was out of sincerity or not is not up to us to decide.
All we know is that’s a lot of charity.
Facebook’s “Like” button was actually going to be called the “Awesome” button.
That actually sounds pretty awesome, but hey who knows what people “like.”
Maybe they should have called it the “Favorite” button to indicate a Facebook “Favorite.”
About 9 percent of Facebook users are fake.
Okay, well that’s not too surprising until you multiply .09 by the amount of users online and realize how staggering of a number 9 percent can really be!
Facebook is so popular that every minute 1.8 million new “Likes” are made.
Imagine just how many people have to be online for that to be true.
Imagine if Facebook charged users a dollar (even a penny) for every like.
We don’t trust Zuckerberg with our personal information and neither should you.
In 2004, Zuckerberg actually called out the users on his site as “dumb *&^%$” for trusting the site with so much of their personal information.
Facebook’s empire is so massive that it’s estimated to have spent $30 million a month on hosting alone!
That number may be even higher today!
Yet, some people complain about how $30 a month for hosting a new site is so expensive!
Every single minute Facebook goes down, it loses approximately $25,000.
Okay, that’s insane!
Consider the fact that some people don’t even make that much in a year, let alone a minute!
Facebook actually has a feature to allow you to choose who will manage your account after you pass way!
Should we be thanking them or feeling depressed?
Any text at all that you input into Facebook’s status update box is allegedly automatically routed over to Facebook’s server even if you don’t click the post button!
Well, now you know to be absolutely certain before posting a link.
An alarming 88 percent of Facebook users ‘creep‘ ex-partners following a break-up.
Okay, seriously people:
When are you going to think twice before sharing sensitive information on Facebook?
Here’s a fact for the scientifically literate:
A single gram of your DNA could theoretically store all of Facebook and Google’s data combined!
Now, don’t you feel proud to be a part of the human race?
Even though the average Facebook user has 155 friends, they would only turn to 4 of them for help according to a survey.
Think about it:
We all have certain friends we find more colorful and vibrant than others in our life.
Any pilot reading this will truly be in awe:
Did you know that Facebook’s code (61 million lines of code) is over twice as long as that of a F-35 Fighter Jet?
Can we then say that it’s harder to run Facebook than it is to operate an F-35 Fighter Jet?
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying $700 million in taxes!
Wow, I guess we can now agree that for certain people U.S. citizenship is worth less than $700 million.
You’ll never guess who ended up winning Facebook’s first ever annual Hacker Cup (a programmer’s coding competition).
It was won by a Google programmer!
He even showed up to collect his prize wearing his Google employee badge!
What are your thoughts so far?
Which of these facts surprised you the most?