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Backdoor Stuffs You Don’t Know About Facebook

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The Facebook newsroom shows that there are one billion monthly active users on it as of October 2012. Well, for the Facebook users, this isn’t going to be very surprising because they know very well that when it comes to popularity, there aren’t too many sites that can compete with Facebook. For many people, Facebook is an addiction, and it is literally tough for them to stay away from it for a long time (well, it happens to me at least).

Interesting Facebook Facts

Anyways, I’m not here to show you the stats; I’m here to share with you some interesting backdoor stuffs about your favorite social networking site, and I’m sure you’ll keep gawking at most of them; gawking because you wouldn’t have realized that there are so many things to know about Facebook, the site that have become an integral part of your life. So, without babbling anymore, I’ll cut to the chase and take you straight to the facts.

  • Facebook’s original homepage had Al Pacino’s face on it.
  • File sharing service was one of Facebook’s earliest functions.
  • Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the “Like” button the “Awesome” button.
  • Currently, it is the second biggest website by traffic behind Google.
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s dog, Beast, has his own Facebook Page, which has earned him over 133,000 fans.
  • Marks Zuckerberg’s peers say that one of his best talents is his ability to fire people.
  • Facebook was earlier known as Thefacebook.com, and its former president Sean Parker helped it get the domain Facebook.com for $200,000.
  • It has one engineer for every one million people, and at present, there are 500 developers who are devoted to improving the site.
  • The company’s hiring spree is at such a furious rate that all new guests are asked whether they are there for an interview or for a meeting.
  • When Steve Jobs asked Facebook to present its iPhone application at WWDC in 2008, but instead of doing it himself, Zuckerberg sent an engineer and marketing manager to do the presentation. The audition was so bad that Jobs canceled the presentation.
  • Facebook engineers enjoy a better pay than most companies in the Valley.
  • The ‘poke’ function in Facebook still doesn’t have any meaning. However, many people think that its function is to help to flirt between two people.
  • Facebook developers ‘relax’ by playing each other at chess in timed tournaments and these ‘interesting’ tournaments are held in the kitchens.
  • In the Facebook headquarters, every conference room has a different name. Some rooms have been named after countries which have smaller populations than the number of people on Facebook like Colombia, which has a population of approximately of 45 million.
  • Jumper of a Facebook employee was sold for 4000 dollars (thank GOD, they didn’t put only behind the price). Many people think that the jumper is so expensive because there is a motto of Facebook inside of the jumper.

When I came across these facts for the first time, I was amazed that there are such interesting stuffs that I don’t know about Facebook. So, I went on to search some more and decided to share it with all the Facebook lovers. I hope you enjoyed reading these facts (and gawked at some of them, as I did). Meanwhile, my research is on to collect more hidden facts and I’ll soon put some interesting stuffs like this for you. But right now, let’s get back to where we all want to be the most, which is Facebook, of course. 

Written by onlinemarketingupdates

October 19, 2012 at 10:09 am

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