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Know your Facebook better

We must confess to the fact that Facebook is not just a social network but has become a way of life for most of us. Here are a few fun facts you didn’t know about your favourite social adda.

tech reviews Updated: Mar 09, 2010 01:36 IST
Ila Bose

LaptopWe must confess to the fact that Facebook is not just a social network but has become a way of life for most of us. Logging on to the site seems to be an integral part of our daily life. Here are a few fun facts you didn’t know about your favourite social adda:



Facebook deletes accounts with strange sounding names like ‘Leboe’, ‘Allien’ etc. These names could be genuine but Facebook will delete them without any further explanation!



Scientists have introduced a new diagnosis which they call ‘FAD’ or Facebook Addiction Disorder according to which people actually suffer from an addiction to Facebook and this must be treated in a certain way.



Were you aware that Syria has banned Facebook? This has apparently been done due to the government’s fear of people creating virtual societies which may result in an uprising of sorts.



Facebook has more than 300million active users. It has had a growth rate of 250% in 5 years!



It is interesting to find that more than 60% men and women have used Facebook to stalk their ex! Facebook is the perfect place to find out what your ex has been up to since your break-up and it seems that people around the world make the most of the information provided by this site!



Did you know that the number of pictures uploaded daily on Facebook is over 14million? Also, this social network officially became Facebook.com in August 2005 when it purchased the web address for a sum of $200,000!



The original founder and CEO of Facebook is 24 year old Mark Zuckerburg who has been named the world’s youngest billionaire worth $1.5 billion. Mark, along with three of his roommates, created Facebook while attending Harvard University and launched the site on February 4, 2004.

Facebook is used so regularly that more then 40million status’s are updated daily! Around 70% of college students on Facebook log in every single day. Although Facebook is popular amongst all age groups, it is estimated that 85% of college students have Facebook profiles.

Facebook deletes accounts of mothers who post pictures of breastfeeding? It seems that these pictures are automatically removed!