Feb 4, 2010

Happy BirthDay Facebook !


Happy 6th Birthday, Facebook! Facebook was lunched on February 4, 2004 to the public user. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard University a that time, with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes . Facebook was initially limited to University Student but later it was open for all the users of age greater than 13.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California U.S, Facebook has offices at different location like Atlanta; Birmingham, Michigan; Chicago; Dallas; Detroit; New York; Venice Beach, California; Washington, DC and International offices in Dublin; London; Milan; Paris; Stockholm; Sydney and Toronto. Facebook has 1,000+ employees and Over 350 million active (users who have returned to the site in the last 30 days). [1]

Some of the interesting facts from Facebook[2]
1. There are more than 65 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
2. People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are almost 50% more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
3. More than 500,000 active applications currently on Facebook Platform
4. More than 250 applications have more than one million monthly active users
5. More than 80,000 websites have implemented Facebook Connect since its general availability in December 2008
6. More than 70 translations available on the site, Facebook recently started supporting Nepali language too.
7. About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
8. Average user has 130 friends on the site
9. Average user sends 8 friend requests per month
10. Average user spends more than 55 minutes per day on Facebook
11. Average user clicks the Like button on 9 pieces of content each month
12. Average user writes 25 comments on Facebook content each month
13. 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
14. More than 35 million users update their status each day
15. More than 55 million status updates posted each day
16. More than 2.5 billion photos uploaded to the site each month

In 2007 October Microsoft took a $240 million equity stake in Facebook giving Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion.

Different research have announced facebook as number one social Networking Site. MySpace is on the second position.

There are some controversy with facebook too. It has been been blocked intermittently in several countries including Syria, China, Vietnam, and Iran.[3].

Happy Reading !

Source :

1. http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?factsheet Ref. Date Feb 4, 2010
2. http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics Ref. Date Feb 4, 2010

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

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Basanta said...

जानकारीहरुको लागि धन्यबाद!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing all those information about facebook. Enjoyed reading it.

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