Facebook is huge . In fact, it's the number one social media site in the world. Facebook is a place to stalk ex-boyfriends, chat with BFFL, and post selfies after vacation. If you're a marketer, it's a platform where you can find 2.6 billion potential customers. Billions of Facebook users But you already know it. There are 25 facts I didn't know about Facebook. 25 Facts About Facebook That Most People Don't Know Read on to learn the facts to impress your friends and encourage them to start marketing on Facebook today. advertisement Continue reading below 1.
Mark Zuckerberg's first idea was a site called Facemash When Zuckerberg was in Harvard, he was thinking of creating a site where users could ghost mannequin effect compare people's faces. With this platform, users can choose "who is hotter". Not surprisingly, his ideas didn't impress Harvard admins. Zuckerberg's project was canceled and he was threatened with expulsion. 2. Zuckerberg's second idea was an online student directory He called the directory "The facebook". People who have used it can: Find other Harvard students. Find out who else was in the class. Find out your friends of friends. Create a social network. "The facebook" started out as a Harvard student-only directory, but soon began to include people over the age of 13. 3. The early days of Facebook were rough As soon as Facebook was created, Zuckerberg realized he was surrounded by legal issues. Harvard students Divya Narendra, Cameron Winklevos, and Tyler Winklevos have sued him for stealing their ideas. advertisement Continue reading below The battle lasted four years.
In the end, Zuckerberg paid Divya Narendra and the Winklebos brothers $ 65 million. He also gave them Facebook shares as part of the settlement. 4. Facebook is the third most popular site in the world It's next to Google and YouTube. 5. 71% of Americans use Facebook This percentage is high, considering that only 38% of Americans use Instagram and only 23% use Twitter. 6. Women use Facebook more than men According to a Pew Research Center survey, 75% of women use Facebook, compared to only 63% of men. Use of online platform with demographics 7. Facebook users have uploaded 250 billion photos This means that 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day!