Exciting facts about Facebook

Facebook facts

Some interesting and surprising facts about the most popular social media site in the world Facebook as everyone who watched the 2010 film The Social Network knows Facebook was started by Mark Zuckerberg and a few of his colleagues while he was at Harvard University the site launched on February 4th, 2004 with membership limited to Harvard students later the site was offered to all college students than high school students and finally anyone over the age of 13. In 2009 Facebook became the number one social network in the US and has quickly grown to be one of the most successful social media sites worldwide with users on every continent Facebook held its initial public offering in 2012 and is now a four hundred and thirty-five billion-dollar company Facebook has continually evolved and expanded and has acquired additional companies including WhatsApp Instagram and oculus Facebook is one of the most successful and influential businesses in the world and the fourth most valuable brand behind Apple Google and Microsoft and Facebook users in the world so let's take a closer look with the 10 things you didn't know about Facebook. 

1. Facebook's 'Like' Button

Facebook's like button used to be the awesome button the like button that Facebook introduced in 2009 almost never came to be originally Facebook's engineers planned on implementing an awesome button instead the engineers were excited about the idea but Zuckerberg didn't share their enthusiasm and vetoed the idea they eventually settled on the like button but nobody on the team was particularly thrilled about it over one point one three trillion likes have been impressed since the feature was introduced.

2. Facebook beats Twitter

Facebook beat out Twitter to buy Instagram for 1 billion dollars Twitter co-founder and Instagram investor Jack Dorsey attempted to secure the sale of Instagram to Twitter months before Facebook got into the picture but ultimately failed to seal the deal Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012 for 1 billion dollars and even though Jack Dorsey was not happy he couldn't acquire the company he did benefit personally as a private investor in Instagram.

3. Facebook has over 2 Billion Monthly Users

Facebook has over 2 billion monthly active users as of July 2017 Facebook has 2.0 1 billion monthly active users with an estimated 1.3 to billion daily active users approximately 80% of all adult Internet users have a Facebook account.

4. Facebook stores over 300 PEATBYTES of User Data on its Servers

Facebook stores over 300 petabytes of user data on its servers there are 1 million gigabytes in a petabyte and Facebook stores over 300 petabytes of data on their servers to put that into perspective all of the written works in every language since the beginning of recorded time would occupy about 50 petabytes of data.

5. Every minute of downtime outage costs Facebook approximately twenty-four thousand four hundred and twenty dollars

Every minute of downtime outage costs Facebook approximately twenty-four thousand four hundred and twenty dollars it's pretty rare for Facebook to experience any kind of outage but it's very costly when it does every minute Facebook is not an operation the company loses about twenty-five thousand dollars its longest outage since its launch was a 2.5-hour outage in 2010 that two and a half hours cost Facebook millions of dollars a 19-minute outage in 2014 also cost the company around five hundred thousand dollars.

6. The company's lowest-paid employee is Mark Zuckerberg

The company's lowest-paid employee is Mark Zuckerberg salary in 2012 was seven hundred and seventy thousand dollars but in 2013 he requested that he only be paid one dollar per year as the CEO of Facebook and has been paid only one dollar per year since other wealthy company leaders who take only one dollar per year salary include Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page and Hewlett Packard's Meg Whitman and here's your question of the day now that you've learned more about Facebook we'd like to know which social media site do you use the most let us know in the comments still here huh here's a bonus pack to thank you for sticking around to the end here are some crazy more numbers for Facebook every minute an average of five hundred and ten thousand comments are posted two hundred ninety-three thousand statuses are updated and 136 thousand photos are uploaded.

7. Facebook has been banned in multiple countries in several countries 

Facebook has been banned in multiple countries several countries have banned or restricted Facebook use some for a few days and some permanently the only countries that currently have permanently banned Facebook are North Korea Iran and most of China the site was also blocked in Egypt and Malaysia during the 2011 Egyptian protests in India's Kashmir Valley for a month due to a student protest and uprising in 2017 and in Vietnam for two weeks in 2016 due to protests.

8. Peter Thiel co-founder of PayPal was Facebook's first outside investor in 2004

Peter Thiel co-founder of PayPal was Facebook's first outside investor in 2004, Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal saw the site's potential and became the first outside investor with a $500,000 investment - he was given a 10.2 percent stake in the company which he sold for more than 1 billion dollars in 2012 and he still remains on the board of directors.

9. You can change your Facebook to pirate language

You can change your Facebook to pirate language Facebook is used in most countries around the world so of course, they offer a long list of languages the site is available in but one is very different from the rest alongside UK English and US English is the option for pirate English if you change your language settings to pirate your newsfeed becomes home port trending topics has renamed popular booty games our shenanigans and your friend's list becomes a crew roster and everything else is presented in entertaining pirate jargon if you want to check it out in your settings go to language then simply choose the pirate option from the drop-down menu.

10. Companies like Viacom Google Microsoft and more have tried to buy Facebook

Companies like Viacom Google Microsoft and more have tried to buy Facebook a number of companies have attempted to acquire Facebook throughout the years Google was among the first to approach the company back in 2004 but the talks went nowhere in 2005 Viacom offered to buy Facebook for seventy-five million dollars but were turned down they came back two weeks later with a 1.5 billion dollar offer but again were declined earlier in 2005 Zuckerberg asked the CEO of MySpace if he would consider buying Facebook for seventy-five million dollars and he said no in 2006 Yahoo made an offer for 1 billion dollars many of facebook's investors and executives wanted to sell but this was right before the news feed was launched and Zuckerberg thought if it was successful the company would be worth way more than 1 billion dollars in 2007 Microsoft offered fifteen billion dollars to buy Facebook when the offer was turned down they a separate agreement to buy 1.6 percent of Facebook for around 250 million dollars.

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