- Turns out Facebook wasn’t always called Facebook. It originally launched as TheFacebook on thefacebook.com with Zuckerberg claiming he was “Founder, Master and Commander, Enemy of the State”. It didn’t become Facebook.com until 2005 when the fledgling site bought the domain for $200,000 from aboutface.com a web and intranet directory software company
- Over 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States with all those people spending a whopping 5703 years (3 billion minutes) on the site each day.
- During the average 20-minute period in 2010, there were: 1,5870,000 wall posts, 2,716,000 photos uploaded and 10,208,000 comments posted. (AllFacebook.com)
- The website is built on PHP-MySQL and is the second most-trafficked PHP site in the world
- In April 2006, revenue was rumored to be over $1.5 million per week
- The company already rejected a $975 million offer for the site
- Facebook is valued at 8 billion according to Peter Thiel
- It currently hosts over 1.7 Billion photos
- Facebook is the 5th most valuable US Internet company, yet with only $150 million in annual revenue.
- With this success, Zuckerberg (founder), Moskowitz and Hughes moved out to Palo Alto for the summer and rented a sublet. A few weeks later, Zuckerberg ran into the former cofounder of Napster, Sean Parker. Parker soon moved in to Zuckerberg’s apartment and they began working together. Parker provided the introduction to their first investor, Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal and managing partner of the Founders Fund. Thiel invested $500,000 into Facebook.
- 75 percent of Brand ‘Likes’ on Facebook come from advertisements. (Mashable)
- More than 250 million people use Facebook Connect every month. (Facebook)
- College-aged kids (18-24) made up the fastest growing segment of users on Facebook in 2010. (AllFacebook.com)
- Chicago was the fastest growing city on Facebook in terms of usage in 2010 (Houston was a close second). (AllFacebook.com)
- Indonesia has the second largest population on Facebook