71 Facts About The Facebook

1. The Facebook earns an average of $5.85 for every Facebook user in the United States and Canada.

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2. The Facebook has designated Feb 4, 2016 as "Friends Day" in celebration of the social networking site's 12th birthday.

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3. From a legal standpoint The Facebook had done nothing wrong and even if US policymakers had taken an interest in the case, they had no standing with which to demand Facebook end its use of the application under current law.

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4. The Facebook was back in the news again this week with yet another privacy mess.

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5. Wall Street Journal reports that The Facebook shared copies of ads and account information related to the Russian ad purchases on its platform with Robert Mueller that go beyond what it shared with Congress last week.

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6. The Facebook has concluded that a 225,000-member anti-immigrant group that attempted to organize anti-Clinton rallies in Texas during the 2016 presidential campaign was "likely operated out of Russia", Business Insider reports.

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7. The Facebook is an interesting tool because I think it holds candidates and elected officials more accountable.

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8. The Facebook is having an impact on local government as well.

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9. The Facebook page's name "The Lions of Rojava" comes from a Kurdish saying which translates as "A lion is a lion, whether it's a female or a male", reflecting the organization's feminist ideology.

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10. On May 1, 2018, The Facebook announced its plans to launch a new dating service.

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11. The Facebook has affected the social life and activity of people in various ways.

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12. The Facebook has now been involved in campaigns for True Blood, American Idol, and Top Gear.

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13. At the time, Somin's The Facebook friends reported the comments to Facebook, which did nothing except send back automated messages.

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14. In early August 2018, The Facebook banned the four most active Infowars-related pages for hate speech.

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15. In late July 2018 The Facebook suspended the personal profile of InfoWars head Alex Jones for 30 days.

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16. The Facebook allowed InfoWars videos that shared the Pizzagate conspiracy theory to survive, despite specific assertions that it would purge Pizzagate content.

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17. The Facebook was criticized for allowing InfoWars to publish falsehoods and conspiracy theories.

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18. The Facebook used the Onavo Protect virtual private network app to collect information on users' web traffic and app usage.

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19. The Facebook ended its partnerships with multiple data brokers who aid advertisers in targeting users.

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20. In 2010, The Facebook won the Crunchie "Best Overall Startup Or Product" award for the third year in a row.

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21. The Facebook is the most popular social networking site in several English-speaking countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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22. On July 29, 2011, The Facebook announced its Bug Bounty Program in which security researchers will be paid a minimum of $500 for reporting security holes on Facebook's website.

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23. On November 29, 2011, The Facebook settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by failing to keep privacy promises.

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24. On November 6, 2007, The Facebook launched The Facebook Beacon, which was a part of Facebook's advertisement system until it was discontinued in 2009.

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25. The Facebook requires a user's name and profile picture to be accessible by everyone.

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26. The Facebook uses advertising in the form of banner ads, referral marketing, and games.

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27. The Facebook differs from Myspace in the form of advertising used.

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28. In July 2007, The Facebook began allowing users to post attachments to the Wall, whereas the Wall was previously limited to textual content only.

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29. On January 11, 2018, The Facebook announced that it would be changing its News Feed algorithm to prioritize what friends and family share and de-emphasize content from media companies.

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30. Since the launch of the App Center, The Facebook has seen 150M monthly users with 2.4 times the installation of apps.

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31. On June 7, 2012, The Facebook launched its App Center to its users.

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32. One of the most popular applications on The Facebook is the Photos application, where users can upload albums and photos.

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33. On February 23, 2010, The Facebook was granted a patent on certain aspects of its News Feed.

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34. In February 2014, The Facebook expanded the options for a user's gender setting, adding a custom input field that allows users to choose from a wide range of gender identities.

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35. In 2007, The Facebook launched The Facebook Pages for brands and celebrities to interact with their fanbase, with more 100,000 Pages launched in November.

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36. On July 20, 2008, The Facebook introduced "The Facebook Beta", a significant redesign of its user interface on selected networks.

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37. The Facebook uses the Momentum platform from Message Systems to deliver the enormous volume of emails it sends to its users every day.

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38. On March 20, 2014, The Facebook announced a new open-source programming language called Hack.

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39. The Facebook uses a combination platform based on HBase to store data across distributed machines.

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40. In September 2016, The Facebook announced a coming datacenter in Los Lunas, New Mexico in 2018 powered by renewable energy.

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41. In June 2013, The Facebook opened a third data center in Lulea, Sweden.

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42. The Facebook will occupy the top three floors of 100 Binney St in Kendall Square and share the building with the pharmaceutical employees from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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43. On November 21, 2016 The Facebook announced that it will open its new London headquarters next year and create another 500 jobs in the UK.

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44. The Facebook has roughly 9 million users in Russia, while domestic analogue VK has around 34 million.

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45. In 2010, The Facebook opened its fourth office, in Hyderabad and the first in Asia.

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46. In early 2011, The Facebook announced plans to move to its new headquarters, the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park.

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47. In February 2014, The Facebook announced that it would be buying mobile messaging company WhatsApp for US$19 billion in cash and stock.

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48. On November 15, 2010, The Facebook announced it had acquired the domain name fb.

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49. The Facebook ranked No 76 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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50. The Facebook generally has a lower clickthrough rate for advertisements than most major websites.

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51. In November 2018, The Facebook launched a brand of smart displays called Portal and Portal Plus.

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52. On July 27, 2018, The Facebook suspended the official page of pundit and political commentator Alex Jones for 30 days.

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53. On July 26, 2018, The Facebook became the first company to lose over $100 billion worth of stock in one day.

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54. In July 2018, The Facebook was charged £500,000 by UK watchdogs for failing to respond to data erasure requests.

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55. In September 2017, The Facebook announced it would be spending up to US$1 billion on original shows for its Facebook Watch platform.

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56. The Facebook Spaces, a virtual reality app version of Facebook for the Facebook-owned Oculus VR goggles.

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57. In October 2016, The Facebook announced a fee-based communications tool called Workplace that aims to "connect everyone" while at work.

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58. The Facebook released the blueprints of Surround 360 camera on GitHub under open-source license.

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59. In June 2016 The Facebook announced Deep Text, a natural language processing AI which will learn user intent and context in 20 languages.

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60. In 2013, The Facebook acquired Onavo, an Israeli mobile web analytics company.

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61. The Facebook was announced as a member of The Alliance for Affordable Internet in October 2013, when the A4AI was launched.

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62. In March 2012, The Facebook announced App Center, a store selling applications that operate via the website.

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63. The Facebook began selling stock to the public and trading on the NASDAQ on May 18, 2012.

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64. The Facebook held an initial public offering on May 17, 2012, negotiating a share price of US$38.

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65. In early 2011, The Facebook announced plans to move its headquarters to the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park, California.

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66. In October 2008, The Facebook announced that it would set up its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

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67. In late 2007, The Facebook had 100,000 business pages.

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68. On September 26, 2006, The Facebook was opened to everyone at least 13 years old with a valid email address.

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69. In June 2004, The Facebook moved its operations base to Palo Alto, California.

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70. In March 2004, The Facebook expanded to the universities of Columbia, Stanford, and Yale.

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71. The Facebook makes most of its revenue from advertisements that appear onscreen.

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