In anticipation of the movie, The Social Network, which hits theaters tomorrow (Friday), we thought we’d throw out some random facts about everyone’s favorite social networking site: Facebook.
_ The average Facebook user has 130 friends and is connected to 60 pages, groups and events. He is most likely to be married and white. Facebook users tend to be older than users of other networking sites, thus, being late adopters. This group is extremely loyal — 75 percent claim that Facebook is their favorite site.
_ More than 25 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) are shared each month. More than three billion photos are uploaded. The average user only clicks the Like button on content nine times a month. They comment 25 times.
_ There are 500 million active users on Facebook. Half of these log onto the site in any given day. More than 35 million users update their status everyday.
_ There are more than 100 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices. People that access Facebook via mobile are twice as active than non-mobile users.
_ People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook. The average user stays on the site 55 minutes daily.
_ The United States remains the top country on Facebook.
_ Facebook’s popularity has led psychologists in the US to identify a new mental health condition they call Facebook Addiction Disorder.
_ In 2006, Yahoo offered to buy Facebook for $1 billion, which Mark Zuckerberg turned down. In 2009, the site was valued at $4 billion. Today, Facebook is estimated to be worth between $7.9 to $11 billion.