Happy 10th Birthday Facebook

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Can you believe it’s been a decade since Facebook launched!? And with the current global upload of everyone’s ‘lookback’ video (our wall is inundated with them), we thought we would share some quick stats about the world of Facebook (we do do more than just travel and eat you know)…be prepared for a barrage of facts and figures:

FACEBOOK

  1. Worldwide, there are over 1.9 billion active Facebook users (an 18% increase year on year)
  2. 4.5 billions likes generated daily
  3. 728 million people log onto Facebook daily (25% increase from 2012)
  4. 874 million mobile active users (45% increase from 2012)
  5. 223 million people on Facebook across Europe
  6. Age 25 to 34, at 29.7% of users, is the most common age demographic
  7. 5 new profiles created every second
  8. 53% female and 47% male users
  9. Highest traffic occurs mid-week between 1-3pm
  10. 83 million fake profiles
  11. Every 60 seconds on Facebook: 510 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded
  12. 42% of marketers report that Facebook is critical or important to their business
  13. 16 million local business pages have been created as of May 2013 (100% increase from 2012)
  14. 7.5 million promoted posts have been made between June ‘12 and May ‘13
  15. Average time spent per Facebook visit is 20 mins

THE MOST TALKED ABOUT TOPICS FOR 2013 (OVERALL)

  1. Pop Francis
  2. Election
  3. Royal Baby
  4. Typhoon
  5. Margaret Thatcher
  6. Harlem Shake
  7. Miley Cyrus
  8. Boston Marathon
  9. Tour de France
  10.  Nelson Mandela

TOP 10 TOPICS BY COUNTRY
UK

  1. Andy Murray
  2. Margaret Thatcher
  3. UEFA Champions League Final
  4. Prince George
  5. Sir Alex Ferguson
  6. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  7. England retain the Ashes in cricket
  8. X-Factor
  9. The ‘Bedroom Tax’
  10. Grand Theft Auto 5

USA

  1. Super Bowl
  2. Government Shutdown
  3. Boston Marathon
  4. Syria Crisis
  5. Harlem Shake
  6. Pope Francis
  7. George Zimmerman
  8. Royal Baby
  9. Nelson Mandela
  10. Presidential Inauguration

AUSTRALIA

  1. Vote
  2. Princess Kate
  3. Cricket
  4. Kevin Rudd
  5. Grand final
  6. Election
  7. GST
  8. Lions
  9. Tony Abbott
  10. Big Brother

TOP GLOBAL LIFE EVENTS

  1. Added a relationship, got engaged, or got married
  2. Travelled
  3. Moved
  4. Ended a relationship
  5. First met a friend
  6. Added a family member, expecting or had a baby
  7. Got a pet
  8. Lost a loved one
  9. Got a piercing
  10. Quit a habit

TOP 10 CELEBRITIES

  1. Rihanna
  2. Eminem
  3. Shakira
  4. Michael Jackson
  5. Vin Diesel
  6. Katy Perry
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Lady Gaga
  9. Linkin Park
  10. Will Smith

TOP 10 ENTERTAINMENT, GAMES AND TV SHOWS

  1. The Simpsons
  2. Texas HoldEm Poker
  3. Harry Potter
  4. Candy Crush Saga
  5. Family Guy
  6. Mr.Bean
  7. Avatar
  8. South Park
  9. Titanic
  10. SpongeBob SquarePants

Oh there are so many other stats but we thought we would leave you with the most interesting. Now our readers have all they need to strike up some light conversation at their next cocktail or dinner party. Here at Planet Elldrew HQ we aim to inform (yep, that was said with tongue-in-cheek)!

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