The bitter truth is that we spend a lot of time on Facebook and most of us don’t know some hidden 13 secrets about Facebook we spend time on. There is a lot to know and in this article, we will discuss some of these secrets and facts.
1. Why is Facebook blue?
Why not any other color like green or I don’t know yellow, ever asked yourself why it’s blue? I mean over the years the platform has undergone lots of changes but the color never seems to change. Everything from the sign up to the logo of Facebook is so blue! The app is blue and even the pop-ups are blue why? Well, it turns out that the guy behind Facebook is color blind.
2. We all know him, Mark Zuckerberg is color blind and the only color that he can see with clarity is blue
All the other colors do not matter to him, everything is blue to him. Even his house has some shades painted blue and only the kitchen that has some yellow color but it does not matter to the billionaire because he is red-green color blind. According to him, blue is the richest color and of course, it is his favorite color.
3. Why the name Facebook?
Initially, Facebook was called the facebook but in 2005 it dropped the “the” to become the famous Facebook/ FB. The domain name Facebook.com did not belong to the company and they had to purchase it for about two hundred thousand dollars. Before the purchase of the domain name, the use of the website was limited to the students of Harvard where our beloved Mark studied. It was until they purchased the domain name Facebook.com that it was open to the world.
4. How many languages are available on Facebook?
A lot of people use English and Spanish and probably Russian on Facebook that you might be tempted to think that they are the only available languages on Facebook, but the fact is that Facebook is available in 140 different languages. Even some not so famous languages like Swahili are available on Facebook. Did you know that? I bet you did not.
5. Can each and every country of the world access or use Facebook?
Nope! There are several countries that have interfered with the network or banned it from use. Among the countries is the World’s most populated country in the world, China. Some people think that the reason why Mark Zuckerberg has perfected in the mandarin language is so that he can be able to penetrate the Chinese market but Mark just learned the language in order to communicate better with his in-laws since his wife is Chinese. But some people tend to think that there is a business angle. Other countries that have banned Facebook are Bangladesh, Syria, Iraq and North Korea.
6. How much does Mark Zuckerberg earn as the CEO of Facebook (salary)?
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest billionaires our world has ever seen so I guess he might be making some good money as the CEO of this super platform. You will expect him to be earning at least a million dollar per year or something like that. Well it turns out that by the end of the year Mark receives a total of 12 dollars. Yes, you heard it right it is not a mistake and I did not mean 12 million dollars I mean 12 dollars. This means that each and every month Mark earns a salary of one dollar! Crazy right?
7. Facebook has many “dead” users than you can ever imagine.
Facebook is the leading social media platform with over 2 billion active users and over a billion who access their accounts each and every day. With such a number, you will expect some of them are dead. But the number of dead Facebook users is so big that there is someone dead in every 428 people. This means as time goes by and Facebook continue to grow, by 2065 the number of “dead” accounts will outnumber the number of alive users. So be careful on who you crush on coz she might be dead, just kidding.
8. Facebook can be addictive.
I think we can all agree that Facebook can be addictive just like other social media platforms. A lot of people use loads of money to fight this addiction. But one guy went overboard in his fight for Facebook addiction. He pays a lady to slap him every time he tries to log in to Facebook.
9. People have been killed because of Facebook.
Ever watched the movie unfriended? Did you see what happened to that girl and her friends just because of unfriending someone on Facebook? Well, it turns out that it does not happen in the movies alone. Several cases have been reported of people who killed just because of being unfriended. One of the notable cases was Jenifer Christine Harris who he killed and set the house of her friend on fire just because of being unfriended.
10. How many people work for Facebook (number of employees)?
Given that Facebook is the leading social media platform, you will expect it to be having more than a hundred thousand employee’s right? It turns out that is not the case because they are not even more than 20 thousand workers. In 2016 the number of employees working for Facebook was 14, 995.
11. Founders of Facebook.
Most of us know Mark Zuckerberg as the founder of Facebook which is true but did you know that there were other people involved? Facebook was founded on February 4th, 2004 with a mission of making the world more open and connected. The founders were Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Dustin Moskovitz.
13. Programming language behind Facebook
It is mainly built of PHP but there is still some use of C and C++.