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15 amazing facts about Facebook that you should know

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The social networking giant, Facebook was launched in February 2004, initially out of founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room at Harvard University using a single server. is the third, most visited website over internet. The company’s servers are now housed in numerous gigantic data centers around the world.

Here are some of the amazing facts about Facebook.

Facebook is 2nd most downloaded social networking app next to Watsapp only, which is also owned by Worldwide there are 2.20 billion monthly active Facebook users and 1.45 billion daily active users on average for March 2018.

Which country has most users on Facebook?

Most of the users of Facebook are in the age group of 18-34 Yr while majority being in 25+ age bracket. Oldest user that ever signed up on Facebook was Edythe Kirchmaier, a resident of California on her 105th birthday.

As of April 2018, in terms of users country wise, India claimed the first place with 270 million users, ahead of second-ranked United States with 240 million Facebook users.

Who was the first person to have Facebook profile?

Facebook associate an id with every profile created. Before facebook introduced user name for profile, you would have seen URL like Where XXX denoted your corresponding profile id.

With first three id #1,#2 and #3 being used for test registration and bug removal, id #4 of Mark Zuckerberg makes him first user of Facebook. You can visit over here this will redirect you to

Secrets of Facebook

When comes to data center in a sense there is no secrets, Many companies don’t put their name on their data center, citing security reasons but that’s not the case with Facebook. Here is a hording outside Facebook Prineville data center.

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Facebook data center at prineville


does Facebook deletes your data?

Yes. Data centers are having a room where your data dies finally. They call it disc erase room. Here Facebook deletes all data of drive before they either get reused or destroyed finally. It’s a high security area and requires proper authorization.

What happens to old Facebook pics?

Facebook data centers have a server area which is dedicated for cold storage. When Facebook notices that neither you nor your friends look at your old pics and status updates then it moves copy of these things to these servers. These servers remains asleep until needs data stored there.

Does Facebook cares about environment?

Facebook has one of its data center in Lulea, Sweden which is first data center outside the United States. There has not been a single disruption in the area’s high voltage lines since 1979. Facebook is bearing approx. 70% less cost on emergency fuel storage and handling for this data center compare to any other data center in world.

How many lines of code are in Facebook?

There are about 60+ million lines of code is there in Facebook. Too big number but its way behind than google which ran about 2 billion lines of code.

How fast Facebook acquired users?

Facebook reached to 50 million users in 3.5Yr after opened for public, while Airline services reached to this much user base in 68 year and mobile in 14 year. Not to forget Pokémon Go did that in 19 days.

Why is Facebook all blue??

Mark Zuckerberg is color-blind to red and green and therefore, blue is the richest color for him. In an interview, he stated, “blue is the richest color for me — I can see all of blue.”

When does Facebook experience highest traffic?

A study shows post sent between 10:30 P.M. and 12:30 A.M. IST get the most attraction, with Wednesday at 3:00 PM ET (11:30 PM IST). being the best time to post on Facebook all week. Links posted after 8:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m.(5:30 AM to 5:30 PM IST) on Facebook don’t get the most clicks. Looking to promote you business over Facebook. Note the time.

How many fake profile in Facebook?

There were 83 million fake profiles.(Source: CNN) in 2012 where as now this has risen very much and Facebook is taking all the measures to suspend such account. On average, around 6.5 million fake accounts were created every day between the beginning of 2018 and March 31. Majority of these spam accounts were disabled within just minutes of registration. Thanks to Facebook’s artificial intelligence tools, which relieve humans of the burden of combing through the site to find the bots. In Q1 of 2018, Facebook disabled about 583 million fake accounts.  

How Facebook handles nudity and pornography content?

Facebook took down 21 million pieces of adult nudity and sexual activity in Q1 2018 — 96% of which was found and flagged by Automation and Artificial Intelligence tools before it was reported. Overall, It is estimated that out of every 10,000 pieces of content viewed on Facebook, 7 to 9 were of adult nudity and pornography.

What happens in a minute at Facebook??

Every 60 seconds on Facebook: 510,000 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded. (Source: The Social Skinny) Highly engaging but still it let you feel like Facebook is all made for you only.

How many people work in Facebook??.

As per Facebook quarterly report headcount was 27,742 as of March 31, 2018, an increase of 48% year-over-year.

Which is the most checked in place on Facebook??

We love doing check in over Facebook. Ever thought which could be the most checked in place on Facebook?. As per data released by Facebook in 2015, Disney and Universal Studios is the most checked in place on Facebook at number one and two as most popular locations, followed by metropolitan icons: Times Square and the Eiffel Tower.

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