Due to the variety of features available, Facebook seems poised to grow in the future. Forever innovating with multiple destination pages (gifts and photos are popular choices), Facebook is a common term in the American household and in countries abroad.
In 2008, Facebook surpassed MySpace as the most popular social network of its time. Today, the fastest-growing demographic on Facebook is the over-35 crowd, and over 200 million users are active on the service.
There is evidence that founder Mark Zuckerberg stole many of the ideas and much of the code from ConnectU. They sued Facebook and settled for an undisclosed amount.
Among children under 18, Facebook was ranked third in the top 100 searches of 2009, behind YouTube and Google. Sex and porn rounded out the top five searches.
Facebook has minted four billionaires: Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Sean Parker. The 27-year-old Zuckerberg's net worth was estimated at $17.5 billion on the 2011 Forbes list of the wealthiest Americans. Moskovitz had a net worth of $3.5 billion but pipped Zuckerberg for the title of world's youngest billionaire, being eight days younger. The Brazilian-born Saverin, who left Facebook early on after a falling-out with Zuckerberg, had a net worth of $2 billion. Parker, the Napster co-founder who briefly served as Facebook's president, had a net worth of $2.1 billion.
About 82 percent of Facebook's revenues—running at $1 billion per quarter and growing—come from advertising.
On average, facebook consumes 4.5% of corporate bandwidth, accounting for 7% of all outward business traffic.
The average Latin American Facebook user spends 460 minutes per month on the site, compared to 22.5 minutes for Twitter, and 96.6 for Orkut
Facebook currently has 3,500 employees throughout the world and it plans to add thousands more to strengthen its workforce in the near future.
More than 500 million active users currently access Facebook through their mobile devices