10 Amazing Facebook Facts You Probably Don't Know (or Don't Care)
1The average user has 130 friends
So, what's YOUR number?
2Over 25% of users have already been dumped via Facebook
Twenty-one percent of those surveyed said they would end a relationship by changing their Facebook relationship statuses to "single." While worrisome, the survey does show the majority of people do not split up via Facebook.
PD: This photo is from a genuine FB status.
3Facebook doesn't allow breastfeeding photos
In response to the terse notices alerting mothers that they were violating Facebook's decency policy, "lactivists" responded with a virtual nurse-in; 11,000 women posted photos of themselves breastfeeding and/or updated their profiles to read: "Hey, Facebook. Breastfeeding Is Not Obscene!"
The pro-breastfeeding group has attracted over 250,000 members.
4Facebook causes 1 in 5 Divorces
A staggering 80 per cent of divorce lawyers have also reported a spike in the number of cases that use social media for evidence of cheating.
5Al Pacino was the first ‘face' on Facebook
636% of users check Facebook, Twitter or texts after sex
An October 2009 study by Retrevo suggested that social networks are becoming an increasingly important part of young people's lives. Among under-35s, 36% admitted to "tweeting, texting and checking Facebook after sex." Forty percent of respondents admitted to doing so while driving, 64% said they do so at work, and 65% use these communication channels while on vacation.
7Over 350million people suffer from Facebook Addiction Disorder
It has been said that approximately 350 million people are suffering from the disorder.
8Facebook users have lower grades than non-users
The study, made in 2009, surveyed 219 undergraduate and graduate students and found that GPAs of Facebook users typically ranged a full grade point lower than those of nonusers — 3.0 to 3.5 for users versus 3.5 to 4.0 for their non-networking peers. It also found that 79% of Facebook members did not believe there was any link between their GPA and their networking habits.
9Burger King gave away free burgers to users who unfriended people on Facebook
At press time the application had been downloaded more than 55,000 times and over 250,000 ‘friends' were sacrificed.
10A man was arrested for openly asking his 13-year-old daughter for sex over Facebook
The girl told her mother about the inappropriate Facebook messages, and she then alerted the police. The police captured Forehand by tricking him into coming to what he believed would be a meeting with his daughter. How sick is that?
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