Surprising Facebook Facts That You Didn’t Know


facebook-factsShort Bytes: Facebook with its multi-billion user base, is the biggest social media giant today. But there are some things you might not know about Facebook. Check out our list of Facebook fun facts and know more about the company.

Facebook recently hit the benchmark of 1 billion active users on a single day. The latest analysis by App Annie, the app store analytics firm revealed that Facebook has become the most popular and the most downloaded app of all times. As happy as everyone in the Facebook community (users and employees alike), we decided to get you some fun facts about your beloved social media, which by the way, is almost as severely criticized by some tech and media business houses.

Let’s see some of the Facebook facts, although you might know a few of them:

1. FaceBlue Is It?

Wonder why Facebook is all blue? Facebook issues subtle changes in its interface regularly but never changed from its trademark blue color. It is not because Zuckerberg likes blue, but actually he can’t see other colors that well. He has got a red-green color blindness.

2. Height of Confidence


You would be amazed to see the multi-billion dollar offers that Zuckerberg turned down for his Facebook. Rejecting a $15 billion deal from Microsoft would have required some serious guts. Now, that is called confidence. Read more

3. You Think You Are Safe?

More than 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day. Thanks to the Facebook scams, more and more people are now prone to account hacking. Read more

4. Who Was That Guy?al-pacino-facebook

If you happen to be a long term Facebook user (before 2007), then you would remember that sad blue guy on the Facebook’s homepage. It was none other than the legendary Al Pacino in his youth.

5. Talking Dead

Facebook has over 30 million IDs whose owners are supposedly dead, and over 8% over Facebook users are fake. So stop bragging about your friend list now. :P

6. Oh God!! Even Facebook Tracks Me….


Move over NSA’s spying habits people, even Facebook tracks your web crawling habits. It doesn’t matter if you are logged out. Remember, the allegations on Facebook about tracking your profile through the Rainbow Profile Pictures. Also, all the text you write in the status update box is received at the Facebook servers, even if you do not post it. Read more

7. Wonder Why Zuckerberg Is So Rich?

Facebook’s estimated earnings from every U.S. user are an average of about USD $6. No wonder Zuckerberg is the richest man under 35. Read more

8. Shortcut To ZuckerbergFacebook-ceo-page

Just add/4 in the end of the Facebook URL and you will be directed to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall. If you add 5 or 6, you will be directed to other co-founders of Facebook. Wonder why the CEO chose 4 rather than 1 !!

9. How Fast Is Your Like Meter?

Every minute, over 4 million likes are made on Facebook. How fast does your like meter ticks? Read more

10. Whoa.. Watch Your Language Bro!!


Zuckerberg might be a philanthropist now, but he was just a brash guy back in 2004. He bragged about people trusting his website with their personal information while calling us “Dumb F**ks”.

11. Mark Zuckerberg’s “I’m CEO, bitch.” business card is a reality

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s “I’m CEO, bitch.” business card is very real. “I designed the original Facebook business cards” – wrote Bryan Veloso in his Quora reply, who currently titles himself as Partnered Broadcaster at Twitch. You can read the whole story here.

12. More than 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts each day.


Just like any other website, Facebook faces multiple hacking attempts each day. According to a report, out of more than a billion logins to the website every 24 hours, 600,000 impostors make attempts for accessing Facebook with their ‘out-of-the-box’ methods.

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Aashish Sharma

Aashish Sharma

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