10 Facebook Facts That Might Surprise You

Love it or hate it, there’s no getting away from Facebook. Has been around since February 2004 and is now used by millions of people. You may think you know a lot about Facebook, but here are 10 facts you probably not know.

Facebook Facts That Might Surprise You

10 – It’s addictive

You can get addicted to Facebook and even be diagnosed with Facebook Addiction Disorder or FAD. Do you have this problem? There are probably a lot of people out there who could use help for their Facebook addiction!

Facebook Addiction Disorder
Facebook Addiction Disorder or FAD is real, and if you are on FB, then chances are you may already have it. And just like all addiction, it is hard to break it.

9 – Exclusive Facebook Hoodie – XL

Exclusive Facebook Hoodie - XL sold at auction on ebay

A Facebook employee standard-issue hoodie sold on eBay for an astonishing $4,050, with almost 50 bidders battling it out to win the auction. If Facebook merchandise is collectible now, imagine what it will be worth in years to come.

8 – What is my ex doing?

spying on facebook

Men and women both use Facebook to see what their ex-partners are doing. Up to 60% or more of both sexes spy on their ex partners and look to see what they have been up to with the help of Facebook. This should not be too surprising, considering how easy it is to do this on Facebook.

7 – The Average Facebook User Has 130 Friends

facebook friends

How many Facebook friends do you have? It’s time to put your friend count in perspective, the average user has 130.
Remember, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie

6 – The most faithful Facebook users

The most faithful Facebook users

College students are the most faithful Facebook users. As many as 85% of students in college are part of Facebook, and around 70% of them visit the website daily. Soon, there will probably be classes in college about Facebook!

5 – Update your status

status update

As many as 30 million of the people using Facebook are making status updates daily. Some of the status updates are pretty funny, and some of them are just plain silly.

Here are 5 examples of funny statuses:

  1. One night, as I as lying in bed, I looked up at the stars and thought to myself: “What the fuck happened to the roof?”
  2. When someone says they have to ask you a question, you think of all the bad things you’ve done recently.
  3. Never interrupt your opponent while he’s making a mistake.
  4. You can’t be late until you show up.
  5. What has two ears, but can’t hear? Grandpa!

4 – Facebook is banned!

Did you know that in Syria, Facebook is banned? The country first began banning Facebook because it didn’t want people exposed to the wrong religious ideas or ideas about war. The real truth may be that the leaders of the country don’t want the citizens to use Facebook to band together and go against the government.

Here is a full list of countries who have banned or temporarily limited access to the social networking website Facebook

3 – Breastfeed is not popular

Moms who breastfeed are not popular on Facebook. There have been many instances where moms who have posted pictures of themselves breastfeeding have had the pictures removed and even had their Facebook accounts closed. How crazy is that?

2 – Poking

facebook poke term and definition

While Facebook describes how the feature “poking” serves on its help center, there’s no information to be found for the origin of the word. The simple definition is a friendly “nudge,” but the more flirtatious connotations cannot be ignored.

1 – Unique name

unique names on facebook

If you have an unusual name, you may find it hard to keep your Facebook account open. Facebook has a reputation for getting rid of people’s accounts if they have a unique name, even if the name is real and relates to a person’s culture. So if your name is different or odd, good luck with Facebook.

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