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6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Facebook

July 07, 2017All, Blog

Facebook is the world’s most popular social network and recently reached 2 billion monthly users. To celebrate, here is our list of 6 facts you may not know about Facebook. 

1. Over half of Facebook’s users access the site only on their mobile device.

As of July 2016, it was recorded that 56.5% of Facebook users only login in from their mobile device. That’s over 1 billion people!

2. 85% of Facebook video is watched without sound.

Many people are scrolling through Facebook on the train, in a meeting or another quiet place. They definitely don’t want sound coming on by itself. Most user’s news feeds are filled with short videos that feature text or captions showing the viewer what’s being said, making information easier for people to consume. 

3. Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is color blind.

Mark Zuckerberg has red-green colorblindness. In 2011, he told the New Yorker “blue is the richest color.”

4. Facebook’s user base grows by eight people per second.

That’s 7,246 people every 15 minutes! Facebook continues to grow.

5. The “Like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “Awesome”.

The ” Like” button started out as the “Awesome” button. “The “Awesome” button idea was ultimately vetoed by Mark Zuckerberg in 2007. Despite initial lukewarm response to “Like”, the site eventually settled on it over “Awesome”. And now it’s hard to imagine the world without it!

6. Facebook Live now provides live captioning.

Recently, Facebook has given the ability for publishers to provide closed captions to their Facebook Live broadcasts. This move increases accessibility for Deaf and hard of hearing viewers as well as all the people watching without the sound switched on! For more information, click here.

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