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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Facebook

There are officially more mobile devices in the world than there are human beings.

What's more, nearly one-third of the entire planet use social media platforms on a regular basis. That's a lot of people.

We're living in a social world - and in this digitally driven social world - one of the biggest entities steering the ship is good old Facebook.

Out of all of your friends and family, we bet there aren't many who don't have a Facebook profile. This social media colossus is an example of how to develop and grow a business. But despite the obvious, here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Facebook...

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One. It's impossible to block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.

Two. Several people have been murdered for unfriending people on Facebook.

Three. If you like, you can change your language to pirate on your Facebook settings...

Four. Facebook has been blocked in certain parts of China since 2009.

Five. 600,000 hacking attempts are made on Facebook accounts every single day.

Six. Facebook tracks the websites you visit even after you've signed out. Big brother (Mark) is watching you.

Seven. One in three people feels more dissatisfied with their lives after logging into Facebook.

Eight. In the UK, a woman was sent to prison for 20 months after creating a fraudulent Facebook account and sending abuse to herself.

Nine. It's possible to see every since profile picture on the Facebook platform by visiting this website.

Ten. In 2014, a Princeton University study predicted that 80% of Facebook users will have dropped the social network within the next three years, stating it has peaked and is on the decline. Over three years later and Facebook’s audience is bigger and more active than ever.

There you have it, a host of interesting facts about Facebook, and the last one goes to show just what a powerful force it is.

For more stories of social media success, check out the amazing tech-based rags to riches tale of WhatsApp.

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