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40 Interesting Facts About Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use FB products to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Facebook offers other products and services. It acquired Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and GrokStyle and independently developed Facebook Messenger, Facebook Watch, and Facebook Portal.

Here are 40 interesting facts about Facebook:

1)Highest traffic is between 1pm and 3pm, mid-week.
2)On Thursdays and Fridays, engagement is 18% higher.
3)There are about 83 million fake profiles. 
4)42% marketers have reported that Facebook is critical to their business.
5)300 million photos are uploaded per day.
6)Facebook users are 76% female and 66% male.
7)5 new profiles are created every second.
8)There are over 2.38 billion monthly active users.
9)1.56 billion users are daily active users.
10)Facebook was called FaceMash.
11)It was initially launched as TheFacebook.
12)The average user are 338 friends.
13)Only 28% percent of the total friends are close or genuine.
14)47% of parents are friends with their children.
15)Facebook generates 4 petabytes of data per day.
16)51% of users visit the site several times a day.
17)400 users join Facebook every minute.
18)95.1% percent of people access Facebook using their smartphones.
19)Facebook generates 8 billion daily views of content.
20)In 2014, Facebook purchased WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars.
21)Facebook bought the Oculus VR for 2 billion dollars in 2014.
22)There are more than 60 million Facebook business pages.
23)Nearly 40% of people like or follow Facebook pages to receive special offers.
24)More than 5 billion comments are left each month.
25)Smaller pages tend to have higher engagement after its algorithm change.
26)60% users tend to dislike too many promotional posts.
27)200 million users are part of Facebook groups. 
28)Facebook is the top platform for both B2B and B2C businesses.
29)Page likes change monthly; around 0.15%.
30)The average engagement rate of a post is 3.91%.
31)The average Facebook user clicks on 8 ads per month.
32)30% of users say mobile is the best medium for discovering new products.
33)150 million people use Facebook stories.
34)1.1 billion Facebook users speak English.
35)35% of Facebook’s ad audience are under 25.
36)Facebook is the most engaged social media platform.
37)The most followed celebrity on Facebook is Christiano Ronaldo, with a whopping 122.1 million likes.
38)Every 60 seconds 293,000 statuses are updated.
39)Facebook users generate 4 million likes every minute.
40)82% of U.A.E.s population have Facebook profiles.

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