Joining in uncritical celebration of Facebook


Facebook founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

I am told Mark Zuckerberg was overcome with a billionaire’s ennui this morning. Even the Winklevoss twins or Eduardo Saverin were unable to shake him out of the wealth-induced indolence.  

He even refused to put on his favorite slate gray T-shirt, jeans and hoodie to go to work. I half suspected his Facebook update this morning to be “What now?” He picked on his breakfast until his mother scolded him and said, “No cookies unless you finish your oatmeal.” He responded in mock irritation, “Maaam”, slammed the door and went right back to sleep.

I can continue in this vein but fear that it might lose its humor. So let me get on with uncritically reproducing some factoids from Facebook’s website. After all, the whole world is Facebook’s PR machine today.

Did you know that…

there are 901 million monthly active Facebook users at the end of March 2012?

approximately 80% of  them are outside the U.S. and Canada?

there were 526 million daily active users on average in March 2012?

there were 488 million monthly active users who used Facebook mobile products in March 2012, and more than 500 million mobile monthly active users as of April 20, 2012?

during March 2012, on average 398 million users were active with Facebook on at least six out of the last seven days?

more than 125 billion friend connections were made at the end of March 2012?

on average more than 300 million photos were uploaded per day in the three months ended March 31, 2012?

an average of 3.2 billion Likes and Comments generated by Facebook users per day during the first quarter of 2012?

there were more than 42 million Pages with ten or more Likes at the end of March 2012?

Facebook is available in more than 70 languages?

none of those languages seems to have the expression what the fuck are you doing spending so much time on Facebook?


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