60 Interesting Facebook Facts and Figures
  1. 1 in every 9 people on Earth is on Facebook
  2. 35+ demographic represents more than 30% of the entire user base
  3. 71.2 % of all USA internet users are on Facebook
  4. In 20 minutes 1,000,000 links are shared on Facebook
  5. In 20 minutes 1,484,000 event invites are posted
  6. In 20 minutes 1,323,000 photos are tagged
  7. In 20 minutes 1,851,000 status updates are entered
  8. In 20 minutes 1.972 million friend requests are accepted
  9. In 20 minutes 2,716,000 photos are uploaded
  10. In 20 minutes 2,716,000 messages are sent
  11. In 20 minutes 10.2 million comments are posted
  12. In 20 minutes 1,587,000 wall posts are written
  13. 750 million photos were uploaded to Facebook over New Year’s weekend
  14. 48% of young Americans said they found out about news through Facebook
  15. 48% of 18 to 34 year olds check Facebook right when they wake up
  16.  The 18-24(College) demographic grew the fastest at 74% in one year.
  17. 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  18. Average user has 130 friends
  19. Average user leaves 25 comments a month
  20. People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  21. There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
  22. Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
  23. Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month
  24. More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.
  25. More than 70 translations available on the site including Pirate English.
  26. About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
  27. Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application
  28. Entrepreneurs and developers from more than 190 countries build with Facebook Platform
  29. People on Facebook install 20 million applications every day
  30. Every month, more than 250 million people engage with Facebook on external websites
  31. Since social plugins launched in April 2010, an average of 10,000 new websites integrate with Facebook every day
  32. 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
  33. There are more than 250 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices
  34. People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
  35. There are more than 200 mobile operators in 60 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products
  36. Al Pacino’s face was on the original Facebook homepage
  37. One early Facebook function was a file sharing service
  38. The first “Work Networks” as well as the original educational networks  included Apple and Microsoft
  39. The meaning of the term poke has never been defined
  40. There is an ‘App’ to see what’s on the Facebook cafe menu
  41. 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”)
  42. Australian’s spend more time per month on Facebook than any other country at over 7 hours on average
  43. A Facebook employee hoodie sold for $4,000 on eBay
  44. Facebook was initially bank-rolled by Peter Thiel the co-founder of PayPal for $500,000
  45. It is the second biggest website by traffic behind Google (at the moment)
  46. Facebook is now valued at approximately $80 billion
  47. Facebook makes money through advertising  and virtual products
  48. 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)
  49. The USA has the largest Facebook user base with 155 million people which represents 23.6% of Facebook’s total users
  50. There is over 16,000,000 Facebook fan pages
  51. Texas Hold’em Poker is the most popular Facebook page with over 41 million fans
  52. More than 750 million active users
  53. Facebook has become so popular psychologists identified a new mental health disorder “Facebook Addiction Disorder”
  54. Linking "Drugs" is up 1131.9% this year.
  55. In Australia court notices can be served through Facebook
  56. A Facebook court summons in Australia is considered legally binding
  57. Yahoo offered Mark Zuckerburg $1 billion for Facebook which he refused
  58. If Facebook were a country it would be the 3rd largest
  59. Facebook has added over 400 million users in less than 2 years.
  60. 57% of people talk to people more online than they do in real life.
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