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  1. In 2012, the Walmart with the most Facebook likes would get a visit from Pitbull. Internet pranksters quickly made the most remote Walmart in the US (located in Kodiak, Alaska) the most liked Walmart page. Pitbull kept his promise and performed there.

  2. In 2005 graffiti artist David Choe was offered $60K to paint multiple murals at Facebook headquarters. He chose to take his compensation in stock which was eventually worth more than $200 million

  3. When 18-year-old Lady Gaga was studying at NYU, her classmates made a Facebook group called "Stefani Germanotta, you will never be famous" where they bullied her and called her an "attention-whore". She dropped out after a year to pursue her music career full time.

  4. In 2004, when asked about how he got the emails, addresses and pictures of so many people using Facebook Mark Zuckerburg replied "People just submitted it. I don't know why. They "trust me". Dumb f**ks."

  5. Mark Zuckerberg used failed log-in attempts from Facebook users to break into users private email accounts and read their emails.

  6. A Dutch student once 'faked' a gap year as part of a university project to show how social media is not reflective of real life. Using edited/staged pictures, she created an illusion on Facebook she was travelling around South East Asia for over a month. In reality, she never left her apartment.

  7. Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire and CEO of Facebook, puts tape over his webcam. FBI director James Comey also tapes over his webcam and the American digital rights group EFF sells webcam stickers.

  8. In 2005, Facebook hired graffiti artist David Choe to paint murals in their new office space. Choe accepted Facebook shares instead of a cash payment, and when Facebook went public in 2012, his shares were valued at $200 million.

  9. A team of economists at NYU found that getting off Facebook appears to improve people’s lives. Users who deactivated their accounts for a month seemed to enjoy themselves more as a result, showing decreases in depression and anxiety and improvements in happiness and life satisfaction.

  10. A girl cost her father an $80,000 lawsuit settlement after breaking the confidentiality agreement by posting on Facebook "Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT".

Data charts about Facebooks

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Google searches for "how to delete instagram" recently surpassed searches for "how to delete facebook"

facebooks fact data chart about My Year in Facebook Messages. Created with D3.js
My Year in Facebook Messages. Created with D3.js

What are some fun facts about facebooks?

In 2011, more than 1 in 3 divorce filings in the United States contained the word “Facebook”.

Facebook is predominantly blue in color because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind and blue is the "richest color" that he can see

In 2012, Pitbull was involved in an advertising campaign with Walmart, in which the Walmart store that received the most Facebook "likes", would have Pitbull visit and put on a show there. An orchestrated campaign for him to end up in Kodiak, Alaska was successful.

In 2015, Facebook canceled Harvard student's internship after he highlighted a massive privacy issue.

An Australian Woman posted a selfie on Facebook of her holding up a winning horse race ticket. One of her FB friends took that picture with the barcode and claimed the winnings before she could.

About David Voelkert, a 38 year-old who befriended a 17 year-old teen on Facebook and told her he wanted to kill his ex-wife. The teen was actually his ex who got him arrested. David was freed after he gave a notorized affidavit to prove he knew all along it was his ex trying to mess with him.

People who post their fitness routine to Facebook are more likely to have psychological problems.

Aaron Greenspan, a tech wizard who shared the same dorm with Mark Zuckerberg, built a Facebook-y site long before Facebook was built, but was (allegedly) given no credit when he claims (with documented proof) that Zuckerberg took inspiration from and copied off his product to build Facebook.

A woman created a fake facebook profile of a teenage girl and sent a friend request to her husband, then used transcripts of their conversations to get him arrested. He was freed and all charges were dropped when he produced a notarized affidavit, proving he knew it was her all along.

In 2012 Facebook ran psychological experiments on users to study "emotional contagion" without consent of users or pre-approval from ethics boards. Facebook was able to prove that it could alter the moods of users by changing algorithms of users news feeds.

In 2005, Facebook hired graffiti artist David Choe to paint murals in their new office space; Choe accepted Facebook shares instead of a small cash payment of several thousand dollars, and when Facebook went public in 2012, his payment for the murals ballooned into a 200 million dollar payoff. - fact check

A US dog grooming service suffered cancellations and received threats after a Facebook review claiming a groomer injured a dog. Video later proved the dog had been hit by a car as the owner's relative walked it unleashed hours after the grooming

NPR posted a link "Why doesn't America read anymore?" to their facebook page; the link led to an April Fool's message saying that many people comment on a story without ever reading the article & asking not to comment if you read the link; people commented immediately on how they do read

A Minnesota burglar was caught after he logged into his own Facebook account on a computer in the house he was robbing. The homeowner returned to find the perp's account still logged in

Burger King had a promotion where if you unfriended 10 people on Facebook, you will get a free Whopper. The application also alerted the friends they have been unfriended for a Whooper.

A Florida man who tried to electrocute his pregnant wife was caught when he prematurely changed his Facebook status to "widowed".

Shortly after Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his dorm room, he offered a friend "emails, pictures, addresses, SNS" of 4,000 Harvard users, calling them "dumb fucks" for trusting him with their data

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying $700 million in taxes.

SunChips' first attempt at a biodegradable bag crinkled at up to 95 decibels. A Facebook group titled "SORRY BUT I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THIS SUN CHIPS BAG" reached over 30,000 members as a result.

In 2009 WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton was turned down for a job at Facebook, 5 years later Facebook purchased WhatsApp for $19 billion.

Take This Lollipop is an interactive film which accesses viewer's Facebook profile and locates the viewer's home from data in profile. It depicts the dangers in posting too much personal info on the Internet. Information gathered is then deleted which makes the film different for each viewer. - fact check

4chan rigged Pitbull's facebook contest so that he would perform at a Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska, a city with a population of less than 7000. Despite knowing what happened, Pitbull went through with it anyways.

Shortly after a woman made up a fake Facebook profile to speak with her troubled 19yo niece, the niece asked the fictional boy to murder her Aunt, her Aunt's fiance, her cousin, and the family dog

Facebook steals billions of views from YouTube by rigging their algorithms, counting views after 3 seconds, and "freebooting," or downloading someone else's copyrighted content and uploading it into Facebook's video player

The graffiti artist that painted Facebook's first office in 2005 was paid in shares, and is now worth over $200 million.

Facebooks infographics

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Facebook notifications received via email in 319 days with a new account only logged in once

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8 years of facebook message history - Friends drifting in and out of my life