Mark Zuckerberg — along with co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin — launched Facebook while attending Harvard University in 2004.
Facebook now employs more than 6,300 people all over the world. The company has an annual sales revenue approaching $8 billion, with a net income of $1.5 billion.
Just how popular IS Facebook?
There are more than a billion Facebook users, and guess how many people use Facebook on an average day? 757 million! To give you an idea of how many people that is, that’s more than twice the total population of the United States. And 81% of those users are outside of the U.S. and Canada.
- Despite what you may hear to the contrary, teens 12-17 are still quite active on Facebook.
- Half of all adult users on Facebook have more than 200 Facebook “friends.”
- The average number of Facebook friends among adults is 338.
- 64% of Facebook users visit the site every day.
- 44% of people “like” something their friends post at least once a day.
- 31% comment on a post at least once a day.
- As many as 25% of Facebook users say they never update their Facebook status.
Facebook Pages was introduced in 2007, presenting brands and organizations with a way to engage with followers. That’s when we started our Fletcher Prince Facebook Page and started building branded Facebook Pages for our clients.
Do you have a Facebook Page? The average number of fans of a Facebook Page (in the category of Pages with 1,000 followers or less) is now 327, up from about 130 a few years ago.
The top five brands on Facebook in the U.S. today are Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon.com, Samsung Mobile USA, and Subway. Wal-Mart also has more “Likes” (what we used to call fans) than any other Page on Facebook.
Nonprofits do well on Facebook. 57% of Facebook fans say they liked a nonprofit on Facebook to show their support of the nonprofit to their friends. But 43% un-liked a nonprofit if it posted too many updates asking for money.
President Barack Obama is the politician with the most fans/likes on Facebook. Eminem is the celebrity with the most fans/likes, and Family Guy is the show with the most fans/likes. The most popular museum on Facebook is the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
The day that gets the most engagement on posts on Facebook Pages is Thursday, with photo updates getting the most likes of all (results vary, depending on Page category and content). Updates that pose questions generate the most comments on Facebook Pages.
For ye lubbers who may not be savvy, this day be Talk Like a Pirate Day! At Fletcher Prince we’ll be smartly yammerin’ like pirates the live long day. Arrr, and to be sure we’ll layin’ down the marketing advice for ye like so many pieces of eight on a dead man’s chest. Aye, ’tis true.
There be treasure in this ol’ blog, aye, if ye but seek it. Just not today, not on this post, leastways. All ye will find on deck today is a lot of pirate blather. And these jokes.
What do pirates do with their smart phones? They scan Q – ARRRRR — codes!
Why do pirates always carry a bar of soap? Give up? Because if they are shipwrecked, they can always wash ashore.
Ye can’t take a picture of a pirate with a wooden leg. Know why? Because wooden legs don’t take pictures, that’s why.
Now I am really sorry about that. Truly I am. To make it up to you, I mean “ye,” here’s a fun link that is not corny at all: Find out yer Pirate Name here (mine’s Dirty Mary, to be surrrre)
Did you know that some of the most infamous pirates sailing the high seas were lasses? ‘Tis true! Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Ching Shih and Grace O’Malley were some notorious female pirates.
If you haven’t had enough pirate-talk yet, be mindful of the Facebook setting that ye can change to Pirate Talk.
Here be a clip of some true fearsome pirates to inspire ye
- Free Donuts For Pirates of the Day (cheezburger.com)
- Ahoy! thar bucko ” Today be make your own hat day” (whatshallwedotodaysugarbear.wordpress.com)
- Shiver Me Timbers. It’s An API fer talkin’ Like A Swashbuckling Pirate! (programmableweb.com)