Top 10 FACTS About Surprising FACEBOOK


Top 10 Facts About Facebook 10. Crazy Language Settings If someone leaves their Facebook open and
you want to prank them, don’t pose as them and post something stupid on their wall, because
that could lead to some unintended problems. Instead, we recommend changing their language
settings. For people who speak English, there are two
fun options that allows the person to use Facebook as normal, but things will seem a
bit… off. The first is the Pirate setting, which it
changes things around to be more of a pirate theme. Duh. For example, your wall is called the Captain’s
Log, the post box asks “What’s troublin’ ye?” and the smiley emoji says “Yo ho
ho,” while the shocked face is “Shiver Me Timbers.” However, if that prank is a bit too light-hearted
and you really want to mess with someone, there is another language setting that turns
all the text upside down. We tried it, and it can make you dizzy. To change the languages, go to Settings, Language,
and then “What language do you want to use Facebook in?” And you’re all set. 9. The Most Popular People on Facebook The most popular person on Facebook is Cristiano
Ronaldo, who is the star player of Real Madrid. But since he’s so popular, we figure you
already knew that. Ronaldo also became the first athlete to break
100 million likes, and he is currently at 119.57 million likes. In second place is Colombian pop singer Shakira,
who has 104.49 likes, then in third it’s the bald headed star of The Fast and the Furious
series. Oh wait, you say that nearly all the male
stars of The Fast and the Furious are bald? Well, it’s Vin Diesel. He has 101.22 million likes. 8. Someone Will Always Have More Friends Than
You Do you ever get the feeling that your Facebook
friends have more friends than you? Well, according to statistics, nearly everybody
has a friend who has more friends than themselves. The reason everyone has a friend who has more
friends is because of a strange thing that happens in statistics called the Friendship
Paradox. How it works: let’s say you have a small
amount of Facebook friends. You’re bound to have at least one friend
who is popular, because people with lots of friends are more likely to be your friend. Secondly, popular people are misrepresented
when it comes to averages. By being popular, they spread themselves out
when it comes to averages, and this effects probability. While this concept might be a little hard
to wrap your head around, you can check it yourself by seeing if any of your Facebook
friends have more friends than you. Except you, Larry. We both know it’d be a waste of your time
to check, because we already know the answer, don’t we. 7. The Yellow Facebook One thing that made Facebook different from
MySpace and other social media sites at the time was its uniformity. Everyone’s Facebook page layout was similar,
and you couldn’t change the coding on it to add media, like music or pictures, which
you could on MySpace. That uniformity is still prevalent today and
everyone has very similar looking Facebook layouts. Well, nearly everyone. The employees of Facebook have a more advanced
version of the application that has a yellow icon instead of Facebook’s famous blue color. Mark Zuckerberg gave people a glimpse at the
employee version in 2016, when he announced that live video streaming was heading to Facebook. In the video, Zuckerberg shows some features
that have yet to be added, like being able to post slideshows and music from their music
service. However, Zuckerberg said that some of the
features on the yellow Facebook may never be made public. Besides that video, not a whole lot is known
about the yellow Facebook, but it is thought that it’s used by the upper echelon of Facebook
to test new features. 6. Facebook Friends According to a study from Oxford University,
the average amount of friends a Facebook user has is 155. The same study, which looked at a group of
3,300 students, also found that they only had four real friends. Why people have so many Facebook friends,
but very few real, close friends, is explained by Dr. Robin Dunbar, who authored the study. He said: “Social media certainly helps to slow down
the natural rate of decay in relationship quality that would set in once we cannot readily
meet friends face-to-face but no amount of social media will prevent a friend eventually
becoming ‘just another acquaintance’ if you don’t meet face-to-face from time to
time.” These findings are consistent with other studies
on close friendships, like an American study from 2011 that found that people, on average,
only have two close friends. Another study from Dunbar found that, on average,
people know up to 150 people, but they are only intimate with 15, and only five of those
15 are trustworthy. 5. It Can Wreak Havoc on Your Romantic Relationship Saying that things that happen on Facebook
can wreak havoc on your real life shouldn’t be a surprise. Perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself,
or you may have witnessed it happen to one of your friends on your newsfeed. If you haven’t, humor websites have massive
collections of them. Besides anecdotal evidence, there are studies
that show that Facebook can add more stress to a romantic relationship. One study that was conducted on 2,000 married
people in Britain found that one-in-seven had thought about divorce because of something
that happened on Facebook. In another British study, a quarter of the
people surveyed said Facebook led to a fight once a week with their romantic partner, and
17 percent said a fight happened every day because of Facebook. Meanwhile, between 2005 and 2010, divorce
courts in the United States saw a dramatic increase in Facebook being used as evidence. Finally, a study from the Loyola University
Health System found that 20 percent of all cases cited problems stemming from Facebook
as part of the reason for divorce. 4. MySpace Had Two Chances to Buy Facebook In the mid 2000s, the monster of social media
was MySpace. Facebook was started essentially as an imitator;
it was just better organized and more uniform, and at the time, it was more exclusive because
you needed to have a university email address to get an account. These two aspects proved to be popular and
Facebook started to gain a lot of traction. As they started to amass users, MySpace had
the opportunity to buy Facebook… twice. In the spring of 2005, MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe
visited Zuckerberg and company. At the meeting, Zuckerberg offered to sell
him Facebook for $75 million and DeWolfe turned him down. They met again later in 2005, and this time
Zuckerberg wanted 10 times his original offer, $750 million. DeWolfe turned Zuckerberg down again. Just two years later, Microsoft purchased
1.6% of Facebook for $240 million, giving Facebook a $15 billion valuation. By 2009, Facebook was getting twice as many
visitors as MySpace. Today, well, Facebook is the thing that everyone
uses and MySpace is something you have to Google to see if it’s still online (it is). At the time of this posting, Facebook market
capitalization is over $400 billion and some people think it could grow to be worth a trillion
dollars in the next few years. 3. What Happens to Your Facebook When You Die? Before 2015, when someone died, their family
could contact Facebook with proof, like a death certificate, and request that the deceased’s
Facebook profile be memorialized. Memorializing the profile removed the deceased
from public searches and notifications, like for their birthdays. Their memorialized profile could also only
be viewed by people who were Facebook friends with the deceased before it was memorialized. Nothing else could be done with the account
and some people found this upsetting. A notable example was Hollie Gazzard, who
lived in Gloucester, United Kingdom. She was stabbed to death by her boyfriend
Asher Maslin in February 2014. Her family had her Facebook memorialized and
this included memorializing pictures of Gazzard and her murderer. Obviously, the family was upset by this and
repeatedly asked Facebook to remove the pictures. For months, Facebook refused to take the pictures
down and finally only removed them because of copyright infringements. This type of dilemma prompted Facebook to
allow users to pick a “legacy contact.” The legacy contact is able to pin a notice
to your wall with information like funeral services. It also allows the contact to respond to new
friend requests, change your cover and profile photos, and archive your Facebook posts and
photos. The one thing that the legacy contact will
not be able to do is read your private messages. So don’t worry about your loved ones finding
Facebook messages expressing your profound love for Nickelback after you pass away. To add a legacy contact, go to your security
settings and it should be there. When you set the legacy contact, it will send
a message, which you can edit, to the friend with information about the policy. 2. Every Minute Facebook Goes Down Costs Them
$52,583 One of Facebook’s best qualities is that
it is reliable. When was the last time you remember Facebook
not being available when you tried logging on? It’s so rare that when Facebook went down
in 2014, people called 9-1-1. When it did go down in 2014, The Atlantic
figured out how much money Facebook lost per minute by looking at their profits. They concluded that every minute the site
was down, it cost them $24,420. This is over $1.4 million an hour and over
$35.1 million a day. But that was three years ago. Since then, Facebook’s revenues have gone
up and in 2016, they made $27.638 billion. If the crash were to happen in early 2017,
it would cost them $52,583 a minute, which is $3.1 million an hour and $75 million a
day. 1. Everyone is Connected by 3.57 People The theory of six degrees of separation was
put forth in 1929 by Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy, in his 1929 short story “Chains.” In the story, the characters came up with
a game, where: “We should select any person from the 1.5
billion inhabitants of the Earth – anyone, anywhere at all. He bet us that, using no more than five individuals,
one of whom is a personal acquaintance, he could contact the selected individual using
nothing except the network of personal acquaintances.” There have been several attempts to prove
the theory over the years, including one by famed psychologist Stanley Milgram, and all
the tests have resulted in varying degrees of success. The jury is still out on whether or not we’re
connected to Kevin Bacon, as well. In 2016, on its 12th anniversary, Facebook
released some data that shows that everyone on Facebook is separated by 3.57 degrees. This, however, does not pertain to the real
world, and it is just the world of Facebook. That being said, even if someone doesn’t
use Facebook, they just have to know a Facebook user to be connected with the rest of the
world. And really, there are good odds nearly everyone
on the planet knows someone who uses Facebook. As of April 2017, Facebook has 1.86 billion
monthly active users; that is almost a quarter of the entire population of the world.

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55 thoughts on “Top 10 FACTS About Surprising FACEBOOK

  1. "Face to face" is probably more about spending quality time. Long distance close friendship isn't THAT different. And before someone says it – I RARELY video chat. That doesn't affect how close I am to my close friends online.

  2. I stopped using Facebook last November… Was becoming a sespool of nonstop sh1t. Took about a week to break the habit of checking my phone for Facebook updates and 6 months later I've forgotten Facebook is even a thing.

  3. So I've been on a rampage this morning and if the video I watch demands I subscribe at the beginning, I'm unsubscribing. You asked at the end in this video, so I'm staying. Thank you for being amazing.

  4. I don't do 'social media'. I especially want nothing to do with facebook, or, as I prefer to call it, 'Arsebook'. If I did join up, I'd just spend too much time unfriending people. Look, if we weren't friends at school, or we haven't talked for thirty years, I don't want to talk to you now, or be your friend "but we were best friends at school" "No" I reply "You liked me." I hope my point is clear.

  5. I don't use FaceBook but my mother does. To me, it looks like an assortment of random videos and stupid pictures.

  6. i used facebook for like 3 months. and only in the evening for 10 min or so.
    after that i just deleted the app from my tablet. havent touched my facebook account for more then a year.
    i dont like it.

  7. wow Myspace is still active that's far out man. this video is super cool keep up the quality content.

  8. I've 309 friends, used to be over 400 until I came out atheist and a lot left lol; I've 4 close friends really though, 5 or 6 if you include the ones I don't get to talk to as much anymore because of distance/time.

  9. aethylit? is that Welsh? ath.lete ,two syllables, not three! I don't care about what Athol eats! Called 911? Yanks really are naïve….I remember MySpace, but I can't remember where I put it

  10. 4:31 in a way I disagree with that. I moved abroad before the event of any social network was invented. Back then I was still writing letteres to friends but I never received a single reply from them, ever.
    My conclusion is, if someone cares about a relationship time is a problem, but if someone is not interested, no social network is gonna help.

  11. FACEBOOK is fake. The numbers they use aren't real. Most of the people are fake. I know a guy that made over 5000 accounts over 5 years ago, they were fake people…FACEBOOK is fake…the people are not real—>>>facebook is fake.

  12. I am no fan of social media. A year ago I opened a facebook account solely for the purpose of promoting sales at the vocational school where I teach. I have never seen such a sad, lonely side of humanity, posting duck face selfies in a desperate attempt for affirmation by a perceived group of "peers." It genuinely sickens me to think that this is reality for millions of lonely, misguided people.

  13. There was a fictional character named Vangella Randell who used FaceBook ever since she was 7 months old when it first was launched on February 4, 2004. I found that on top ten cool facts about FaceBook, as the youngest user of all time.

  14. Not sure if I should hit the thumbs up or down? An interesting article on a boring topic. Anyways, another fine job to all!

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