December 31, 2010

Facebook numbers in 2010

"facebook 2010"By now, the whole world knows the story behind facebook, thanks to The Social Network and we have also seen how facebook has taken the world by storm [read the facebook storm] Facebook users uploaded more than 2.7 million photographs, shared 1 million links and “liked” 7.6 million pages every 20 minutes in 2010, according to the company.

Among other data the social network is releasing: Lady Gaga was the most-liked celebrity on Facebook with 24.7 million likes, beating out Eminem with 23.7 million and Barack Obama, who had 17.2 million.

The numbers also offer a snapshot into Facebook users’ love lives in 2010. Some 43,869,800 people changed their relationship status to single during the year while 3,025,791 changed it to “it’s complicated.” Another 28,460,516 changed their status to in a relationship, 5,974,574 to engaged and 36,774,801 to married.

Meanwhile, here’s a look at Facebook activity from a randomly chosen 20 minutes:

  • Shared links: 1,000,000
  • Tagged photos: 1,323,000
  • Event invites sent out: 1,484,000
  • Wall posts: 1,587,000
  • Status updates: 1,851,000
  • Friend requests accepted: 1,972,000
  • Photos uploaded: 2,716,000
  • Comments: 10,208,000
  • Messages: 4,632,000
  • Likes: 7,657,000

The video below details some of the hottest topics on Facebook, including the Chilean mine collapse and the new acronym HMU:

Source – mashable


  1. interesting post here! its seldom that the public knows the numbers behind facebook. and with this details you have shared is helpful. its like everyone in facebook wants to know or curious who got the highest likes on their page and most probably in the future, facebook might tell us who has the most viewed page. thanks again for the post. More power to you!

  2. But FB is shutting down on mar 15,2011.

  3. Look at the comment nos 🙂 I’m sure it will almost double in 2011.

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