26 Mind-Boggling Facebook Facts

Facebook was founded in 2004 with the mission to “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” What’s really amazing is the growth of Facebook over the last 10 years from 1 million users to over 1 billion.  Here are some other amazing facts:

  • Has 1.15 billion monthly active users in 2013
  • 1 in 13 people on earth have Facebook accounts
  • 4.5 billion likes generated daily in 2013
  • Over 819 million monthly active users use Facebook mobile in 2013
  • 16 Million local business pages have been created in 2013
  • 700 million daily active users on average in 2013
  • Approximately 80% of daily active users are outside the U.S. and Canada
  • Facebook has only 5,300 employees in 2013
  • Users upload 3 million photos every day
  • 5 new profiles created every second
  • On Sept 20, 2005 – thefacebook.com officially drops the “the” and becomes Facebook.com
  • Facebook launched its first mobile product in 2006
  • On Jan 5, 2008, Facebook co-sponsored the Presidential Debates with ABC
  • Facebook launched the iPhone app in 2008
  • 1 – 3pm is the highest traffic period for Facebook according to bit.ly
  • CNN reports Facebook has almost 85 million fake profiles
  • 4.75 billion pieces of content shared daily in 2013
  • Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion dollars
  • Instagram has over 150 million users in 2013
  • 15 million businesses have Facebook Pages
  • Over 70% of all US Internet users are on Facebook
  • The average user has 130 friend connections
  • Facebook has 77 language options including “Pirate English”
  • Al Pacino’s face was on the original facebook homepage
  • Facebook once had an Easter egg using the Konami Code
  • Mark Zuckerberg has almost 20 million followers
  •  Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the “Like” button the “Awesome” button

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