We are going to reveal some interesting facts about Facebook, the most popular social media site in the world! As everyone watched the film in 2010 The Social Network knows, Facebook was started by Mark Zuckerberg and few of his colleagues while he was at Harvard University. The site launched in 2004 with membership limited to Harvard students. Later the site was offered to all college students, then high school students and finally anyone over the age of 13. In 2009 FB became the No. 1 social media site in the US and quickly grown to become one of the most successful social media sites in the world with users in all the continents! Facebook held its initial public offering in 2012 and is now a $400 billion-dollar company. It has continued to evolve and expand and has acquired additional companies including WhatsApp, Instagram & Oculus. It is one of the most successful & influential businesses in the world and 4th most valuable brands behind Apple, Google & Microsoft. Having said this, let’s dive right into 10 facts you didn’t know about Facebook.
FB’s ‘Like’ button used to be ‘Awesome’ button.
FB beat out Twitter to buy Instagram for $1 Billion.
FB has over 2 billion monthly active users!
FB stores over 300 petabytes of user data on its servers.There are 1 million gigabytes in 1 petabytes.
Every minute of downtime outage costs Facebook approximately $24,420
Facebook users collectively watch 8 billion videos per day.
Facebook had been banned in multiple countries and still is in some parts of the world.
600,000 hacking attempts are made on Facebook daily. Even Mark Zuckerberg’s account was hacked.
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton was rejected for a job at both Facebook & Twitter in 2009 and later started his own startup called WhatsApp. After 4 years Facebook ended up buying WhatsApp for $19 billion.
Facebook’s lowest paid employee is Mark Zuckerberg at $1 per year as a CEO!