Feb 4, 2014

Happy B'Day Facebook. Facebook Turns 10 Today

10 Little-Known Facts About Facebook

1. Happy B'day Facebook.
World's No. 1 social network Facebook has turned 10. Here are some interesting facts about the social networking giant that has changed the way most of us use internet.

Facebook Turns 10 Today

2. India is second biggest market.

The biggest market for Facebook is the United States, with 146.8 million users in late 2013, according to the research firm eMarketer. Next is India (84.9 million), Brazil (61.2 million) and Indonesia (60.5 million). Some estimates also show the number of US users as higher, possibly 180 million. Facebook does not release detailed user statistics but said 81% of its daily active users are outside the US and Canada.

3. Facebook billionaires.

Facebook billionaires include co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and its first president, Sean Parker. Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has also become a billionaire with the rise in Facebook's stock.

4. Facebook movie.

"The Social Network," the 2010 film about the origins of Facebook, won four Golden Globes -- including for best picture and best director -- and three Oscars, for best adapted screenplay, original score and film editing.

5. Became top social network in 2008.

In April 2008, Facebook dethroned MySpace to become the world's most popular social networking website.

6. First investment.

Facebook received its first investment of$500,000 from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.

7. Spurned Google, accepted Microsoft offer.

In 2007, Facebook sold a 1.6% stake to Microsoft for $240 million, spurning a competing offer from online search giant Google. With the Facebook investment, Microsoft dealt a rare setback to Google.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt too revealed that Facebook rejected Google’s offer to partner with the company for its rich source of personal information.

8. Made unsuccessful bid for SnapChat.

In November 2013, Snapchat messaging platform rejected Facebook's $3 billion acquisition offer

9. Iceland turned to Facebook to rewrite constitution.

In June 2011, Iceland, one of the Europe’s most thinly populated country, made changes to its constitution based on the suggestions and feedback it received from countrymen on Facebook and Twitter.

10. The CEO shortcut.

By adding the number '4' behind the Facebook URL takes you to the wall of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This www.facebook.com/4 trick works irrespective of whether you are logged into your account or not. If you are making a comment or a post, you can type @[4:0} and Zuckerberg’s name appears.

11.Owns ‘Like button sucks’
Facebook is owner of domain names that disparage the site itself, including ‘I hate Facebook credits’, ‘I hate the Facebook Like button’ and ‘Like button sucks’.