The world is obsessed with Facebook.

1. As of 2011 there are 500 million active Facebook users
2. 48% of 18-34 year olds check Facebook when they wake up
3. 35+ year olds represent over 30% of the Facebook userbase
4. 71.2% of the US web audience is on Facebook
5. 57% of people talk more online than they do in real life
6. 48% of young Americans find out about news through Facebook
7. 750 million photos were uploaded over New Year’s weekend
8. In 20 minutes on Facebook there are:

  • 1 million links shared;
  • 1.48 million event invites;
  • 1.97 million friend requests accepted;
  • 2.71 million photos uploaded;
  • 2.71 messages sent;
  • 1.32 million photos tagged;
  • 1.85 million status updates;
  • 1.58 million wall posts; and
  • 10.2 million comments made.

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