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Facebook is a household name, we all know about it. But there exist some interesting facts that we are unaware about. The social network is indeed surprising!
Following are some interesting facts about Facebook - the gigantic social media site.
Everyday, almost 250 million photos are uploaded on Facebook
Photo sharing is the most popular feature of Facebook. Just imagine the amount of pictorial data that the site holds! The idea of Photo Sharing was conceived by Sean Parker, the then President of Facebook, but Mark Zuckerberg was hesitant in implementing it.
On an average, a Facebook user is linked to almost 85 pages
There are millions of Community Pages on Facebook. Each page has a different purpose and agenda. Some are just intended for fun. While most of us would have liked a few hundred of these Facebook pages, there are people who just don't care about them. So on average, it has been estimated that each individual is associated with 85 Facebook pages.
Facebook has been responsible for 1 out of 5 divorces in USA
Internet has made relationships vulnerable. The rate of infidelity is soaring high. According to a research, the word Facebook has appeared in every 1 out of 5 petitions for divorce, in one way or another. The easy accessibility that Facebook provides is remarkable but lethal when it comes to sensitive relationships.
You may also like to read Top Common Reasons for Divorce
Facebook users who own mobile devices are twice as active as the others
It is speculated that in a few years, Facebook would be solely accessed from mobile devices owing to the boom in the Smartphones industry. Today, people who use Facebook through their mobile devices or Smartphones are far more active on the site as compared to the ones who use Desktop PCs.
Almost 30 million accounts on Facebook belong to the deceased
This might appear haunting but it is a true fact that more that 30 million Facebook users have passed away and their accounts still exist. Facebook provides the facility of memorializing the accounts on the basis of any written proof of expiry provided by the deceased's relatives.
Interesting facts, indeed!
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The Power of Facebook
More than one billion people use Facebook. Simple mathematics yields that almost one out of every 7 people use Facebook, that means Facebook is quite a populated community. Facebook is fun, it is a good way to stay connected and it helps in numerous social causes as well, owing to the freedom it provides.
But the Downside of It...
But, just like any other thing in the world, Facebook has its downside as well. The freedom that this site provides could be used to sabotage someone on personal and professional levels. The power of Facebook is immense and it is overlooked by the majority of people. It is not merely a platform for socializing, but a great sink of personal data.
Some Ways Facebook Could be Used Against You
1. There are many fake accounts on Facebook. Some reports claim that there are as many as 83 million fake accounts on Facebook. These accounts are sometimes used just for fun. But many times, these fake accounts are used for harassing innocent people. Harassing women is quite common on Facebook. Women are sometimes exploited by using their personal data and photos.
2. Sometimes, harassment on Facebook involves more than one person. Corporate cyber stalking is the process when a company harasses an individual or a group of people harass a company. This kind of tormenting is generally done with an agenda in mind. The interests could be ideological, social or material gains!
3. These days Facebook is flooded with Confession Communities of different institutions. These pages ensure anonymity for the confessor but they could be used to provoke individuals as well.
4. People sometimes become extremely casual on Facebook. Posting explicit images and statuses on Facebook or saying illegal stuff can cause serious detrimental effects on your professional image. The content could be used to sabotage you in the workplace.
5. The Facebook content could be used in legal cases. No matter what privacy settings you adhere to, the court could legally access almost your each and every activity to get to the bottom of the story.
These instances prove that Facebook could be quite lethal in some cases, and can easily be used against you. Be warned!
I also recommend you read Top things you should never do on Facebook when in relationship.
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Facebook has taken over the world and every single person is found on the social network. One might suspect what would be the future of Facebook. Let's first see how Facebook has performed for all these years of its existence, and whether Facebook is going to live in the coming years?
The Early Years of Facebook
Launched in 2004, the network had local success. After some time, it was globalized and it was turned into serious business. The number of subscriptions was medium till 2008 but after that the graph of Facebook popularity has been soaring high. The growth has been exponential from 2008 till date.
The Amazing Power of Sharing
Facebook has proven to be the best medium of interaction. The power of sharing and creating groups is something that makes it utterly unique and none of the other popular social networks provide the users with the opportunity of creating such comprehensive and effective groups. Now, even when new social platforms are introduced, people don't really think of migrating to a new site as they have already established themselves and matured with Facebook. Moving to a new social media is just like moving out from a family home and into a totally alien place; nobody wants that!
The Ever Changing Network
Facebook has never been stagnant. It has evolved each day and new ideas and layouts are always being created. This is the biggest reason due to which people never get bored of it and are always interested in experiencing the new ways that Facebook offers. The text based chat, video chat, email, timeline, graph search; everything has been added to the design of the social network eventually. This innovation makes it lively. The team of Facebook puts a special focus on creating new ways of interaction. This will keep on happening, the platform will keep on evolving and it will never lose its users.
Facebook will Live!
Facebook has been one of the most dramatic phenomenons of the turn of century. It has turned into a multi billion dollar online business. Mark Zuckerberg is going to do everything in his power to save his asset from any possible threat. Facebook is going to live!
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Facebook has over 1 billion users. It is the largest online social media and one of the biggest databases of information. Everyday new people join in and the growth graph is ascending. But what happens of the Facebook users who have left the world altogether? What becomes of their Facebook accounts? You must have thought of that when somebody you know passed away!
Facebook Profiles of the Deceased
Facebook has more than 30 million profiles of deceased users. Their profiles are as alive as if the users still exist. Many times, the profile of the user is flooded with obituaries and notes of remembrance. If you think of it, the social media profile is a documentation of a person's life. It chronicles events of great importance and it even celebrates small wonders of life. Some people say that they want to keep up the profile of their dead friend as a source of remembering them and their life and achievements.
Facebook provides memorializing services for such accounts. To get it done, a friend or a family member of the late person needs to request Facebook to memorialize the account of a certain person. Facebook requires a written proof of death. Once the formalities are done, the account goes into memorialized state. This means that the interaction is now limited, the account could not be logged into, however it still exists so that the friends of the late person could pay their respects. The phone numbers and other sensitive details are hidden. The person doesn't appear in Search Results anymore and the non-friends cannot view the profile.
The late Facebook user accounts feel haunting these days because we are not used to it and there are not as many dead accounts. But after a decade, memorial accounts will feel normal as there would be quite some late users; death on cyberspace will sound normal!
The time is near when people would declare and guide, in their wills, the relatives on how to take care of their cyber identity. The image and presence on internet certainly makes a difference to a person's persona and I believe that most of us would not like our online identity left in the hands of strangers!
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