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Facebook Facts – What You Need To Know About The Largest Social Network

You have been using Facebook for years, now its time to know the social networking site even better. I am adding the facts about Facebook, you might know some of them and some of them may really excite you. You all know that FB was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in a dorm room with some of his friends but there are 4 founders. Keep scrolling down to know more facts.

Facebook Founders

1. Mark Zuckerberg

2. Eduardo Saverin

3. Dustin Moskovitz

4. Chris Hughes

Founded on 4th February 2004

Facebook Headquarters

1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025

3300+ Employees

Users:  845 million monthly active users at the end of December 2011

Board Members of Facebook

  1. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook
  2. Marc Andreessen, Co-founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  3. Jim Breyer, Partner, Accel Partners
  4. Donald E. Graham, Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company
  5. Reed Hastings, Chairman and CEO, Netflix
  6. Erskine Bowles, President Emeritus, the University of North Carolina
  7. Peter Thiel, Partner, Founders Fund

Facebook Offices


Atlanta; Austin; Detroit; Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Seattle; Washington, DC; Prineville, Oregon


Amsterdam; Auckland; Brussels; Dublin; Hamburg; Hong Kong; Hyderabad; London; Madrid; Milan; Paris; Selangor; Sao Paulo; Singapore; Stockholm; Sydney; Tokyo; Toronto.

Quick Facebook Facts

  1. Facebook reached 1 million users within 10 months : Dec, 2004
  2. In August, 2005 Facebook dropped the “the” from
  3. April, 2006 Facebook for mobile launched
  4.  August 2006, FB introduced its API
  5. June 2007, Facebook Video launched
  6. April 2008, Facebook chat was implemented
  7. Feb 2009, Like button was introduced
  8. July 2010, FB Questiones launched
  9. Dec 2010, New Profile launched
  10. July 6 2011, Launch of FB Video Calling

Want More?

Facebook Timeline – Launched in Sept. 2011
 Facebook Photos – launched in Oct. 2006; over 250 million photos uploaded every day
News Feed – launched in Sept., 2006
Groups – launched in Sept., 2004
Messages – Feb. 2004
Pages – November, 2007
Video Calling – July 2011
Friend Lists – December 2007
Subscribe Feature – Sept., 2011 

Want to know where all these data are stored?

Facebook operates at massive scale and is globally interconnected, To support the massive scale and rapid growth of Facebook’s computing needs, It has custom designed and built our software, servers and data centers from the ground up.

There are 3 Facebook Data Centers around the world

facebook datacenter

Prineville, Oregon
Rutherford, North Carolina
Luleå Data Center, Sweden

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