This seven infographic explores Facebook’s growth and Privacy over the past six years

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Some facts:

  • Way back in early 2004 (February 4, 2004 ) Mark Zuckerberg gave birth to Facebook, then at
  • At that time Mark Zuckerberg was a sophomore at Harvard University. (In the beginning there was Harvard and only Harvard. Facebook was created as a way for Mark Zuckerberg and other Harvard students to keep in touch over the Internet and get to know each other better.)
  • The name for Facebook came from the publications that some colleges pass out to students at the beginning of the year to help students get to know each other better, called a Facebook. (Facebook became so popular, in just a matter of months, that is was soon
    opened to other colleges)
  • By the end of 2005 it was also open to high schools.
  • The year after that it was opened to the general Internet public, as long as you were 13 and older.
  • Facebook has investors including PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Accel Partners, and Greylock Partners.
  • In 2007 Microsoft jumped in and invested $246 million for a 1.6% share in Facebook.
  • The next month Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing made a large investment too.
  • Yahoo! and Google both offered to buy Facebook, but Mark Zuckerberg says that Facebook’s not for sale.
  • Facebook has undoubtedly become the world’s largest social network, with over 500 million active users worldwide and more than 900 employees.
  • 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • Average user has 130 friends
  • People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  • There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
  • Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
  • Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month
  • More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.)
    shared each month.
  • More than 70 translations available on the site
  • About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
  • Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application
  • More than one million developers and entrepreneurs from more than 180 countries
  • Every month, more than 70% of Facebook users engage with Platform applications
  • More than 550,000 active applications currently on Facebook Platform
  • More than one million websites have integrated with Facebook Platform
  • More than 150 million people engage with Facebook on external websites every month
  • Two-thirds of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites have
    integrated with Facebook
  • There are more than 150 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
  • People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
  • There are more than 200 mobile operators in 60 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products
  • The most popular Facebook apps are:
  • Zynga
  • Rock You!
  • Electric Arts
  • CrowdStar
  • Playdom
  • Causes
  • Slide
  • 6 Waves
  • Topzy
  • iLike
  • MindJolt
  • RIM
  • Facebook Pages
  • Popular Facebook pages include:
  • Barack Obama
  • Lady Gaga
  • Michael Jackson
  • Family Guy
  • Vin Diesel
  • Megan Fox
  • House
  • Twilight Saga
  • Starbucks
  • Advertisers: In Q1 2010, 176 billion display ads were posted on Facebook, 16 percent of the display ad market.
  • Facebook says its advertisers have quadrupled since 2009.
  • If Facebook were a country, it would be the third most populous in the world after China and India.
  • Today’s valuation of Facebook is $7.9-$11 billion

  • This seven infographic explores Facebook’s
    growth and Privacy over the past six years

    1- FACEBOOK – Facts You Didn’t Know

    2- FACEBOOK – How the largest social network site has reached juggernaut status

    3- FACEBOOK – Factlook

    4- The FACEBOOK Economy

    5- Google vs FACEBOOK

    6- Google FACEBOOK Privacy

    7- FACEBOOK Privacy – A bewildering tangle of Options

    Correction: May 21, 2010 *
    A chart on May 13 with an article in the Personal Tech pages about Facebook’s privacy settings labeled one setting incorrectly. The setting labeled “The ‘Like’ Button” actually controls the site’s “Instant Personalization” feature. The description also referred incorrectly to the function of the Instant Personalization feature. It personalizes Web sites based in part on your friends’ activity on those sites; it does not use your friends’ browsing habits. And the description erroneously listed a company among Facebook partners using the feature. Yelp and Pandora use the feature to personalize their Web sites; CNN does not.


    Facebook statistics:;
    1-      ONLINE MBA:Facebook: Facts You Didn’t Know [
    2- [ ] and []
    3-      Visualizing 6 Years of Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] -[]
    4-      The Republic of Facebook – []
    5-      Google vs Facebook – []
    6-      Blog Murylo Juliani  [ ]
    7-      The New York Times – Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking – Facebook Privacy:
    A Bewildering Tangle of Options [][ ]


    About João Geraldes

    Doutorado em Gestão, Estratégia e Posicionamento pela Universidad da Extremadura de Badajoz na área de Organização e Competitividade, Mestre em Gestão no Instituto Superior de Gestão e Licenciado em Organização e Gestão de Empresas no ISCTE. Atualmente é Coordenador da Licenciatura de Gestão do Instituto Piaget, Diretor Emérito do Instituto Superior de Ciências da Administração, Managing Partner da 2B-On | SOCIAL BUSINESS CONSULTING, CEO da TSG, BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING, Partner da AKA People, Diretor da Pós Graduação de Gestão Hospitalar do Instituto Superior de Gestão. Leciona ainda na Ordem dos Farmacêuticos a Pós-Graduação de Marketing Digital e é docente também no Centro de Estudos Superiores da Indústria Farmacêutica em Marketing Digital, acumulando experiência lectiva desde 1990 (27 anos). É Presidente da Assembleia da OV-Associação Portuguesa de Profissionais de Vendas e Presidente da Direção da Associação de Proprietários de São Marcos desde 1995). É membro efetivo da Ordem dos Economistas com o nº 10723.
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