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  • In 2008, Social media overtook adult industry as the #1 online activity.

In 2008 Hitwise general manager of global Research Bill Tancer mentioned in his book, ‘click: What millions of people are doing online and why it matters’. The social networking sites are the internet’s biggest attraction, surpassing pornography. According to Tancer searching for porn dropped to about 10 percent of searches from 20 percent a decade ago. As social networking traffic has increased, visits to porn sites have decreased. According to him shift in popularity could be attributed mostly due to people in age bracket 18-24. The reason might be that young users spend so much time on social networks that they don’t have time to look at adult sites. Then Twitter had around roughly 22 million visitors and Facebook was at its peak. Facebook drew 133 million visitors and that overtook Yahoo with 132 million visitors. Facebook is considered as king of the web when it comes to the amount of time people actually spend online.

  •  One third of Divorce filings in the United Kingdom in 2011 contained the word “Facebook”.

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A third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word “Facebook”, according to Divorce Online. Around more than 80 percent of U.S divorce attorneys say social networking in divorce proceedings is on the rise, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. There were instances where couple would pull up Facebook in the course of deposition. In some cases children’s profile were cited as evidence to suggest bad parenting. In 2009, 20 percent of divorce fillings contained the word “Facebook” by 2011 it had raised to 33 percent. Indeed Facebook has drastically affected divorce rates. Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of journalism mentioned that “Facebook induced jealousy may lead to arguments concerning past partners”. According to Russell, Facebook users including previous partners, which may lead to emotional and physical cheating.

  • Facebook will pay$500 to anyone who can hack their system.

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It’s quite a fact that Facebook will pay for hacking their system. Astonishing as well as challenging for some hackers to hack Facebook just for $500.

  • If all the users on Twitter formed a country it would be the 4th largest in the world.

clohoundAshton Kutcher and Ellen Degeneres (combined) have more Twitter followers than the population of Ireland, Norway or Panama. 80 percent of Twitter usage is outside of Twitter, people update anywhere anytime. Another fascinating fact about Twitter is regarding Twitter’s bird Larry. Yup, his name is Larry Bird. The iconic little bird fellow seen in Twitter’s logo shown in TV commercials, print ads.

  • With over 700K RETWEETS, This was once the most popular Tweet EVER.

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Of course this cute Tweet deserves even more re-tweets. The American President Barack Obama with wife Michelle, definitely this was the moment worth capturing. This was trending then on Twitter unless Hollywood came into picture.

  • Until ELLEN came along with 1.3 Million RE-TWEETS in under an hour.

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 In Oscar ceremony, Ellen along with several other well-known actors and actresses took a “Selfie” on her phone and then tweeted the picture. This picture went on to be re-tweeted over  1.3 million times within the first 45 minutes and eventually reached 3.3 million re-tweets and over two million favorites. As a result of this record Selfie that actually caused Twitter to go down for a while, Ellen and Samsung out shined the ceremony and gained a considerable brand boost.

  • SNAPCHAT’s mascot is named ‘Ghostface Chillah’. He’s named after WU-TANG clan’s Ghostface killah.

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Over the last several years, Snapchat has become one of the most buzzed and controversial social media apps available. It’s been reported that Snapchat’s more than 100 million users share over 400 million snaps daily. That surpasses the photo-sharing activity on both Facebook and Instagram.

  • There are over 7 Million #selfies on Instagram. Kylie Jenner is the celebrity Selfie queen with over 450 selfies.

allwomenstalkAccording to Instagram, Kylie Jenner with a whopping 41 selfies taken since June 2012 and thus she have the most selfies on Instagram. Kylie is the youngest in her famous family, so it can be attributed to her penchant for selfies to being young and more into social media. Kylie Jenner is a Selfie queen as she just don’t hesitate sharing Selfie with over19.5 million followers on Instagram.

  • MySpace was once the undisputed king of social media. In 2005 they rejected the chance to buy Facebook twice.

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Sigh!! MYSPACE must be regretting over the decision it took in 2005.

  • In 2014 average Facebook users was over 1.25 billion. MySpace was just under 36 million.

dnnsoftwareFacebook.com is the second most popular website in the world, and is used by around 44% of global internet users. Facebook is second only to Google.com, which is used for a long list of reasons in addition to social networking, while use of Facebook is limited to social networking. With MySpace there is too much customization allowed, causing users to change their profiles into confusing and unidentifiable themes that often frustrated other users, and this became a distraction that drew focus away from the core purpose of the site.

Image Credit: Huffing-post, Facebook, Clohound, Ellenakavarer, Snapchat, allwomenstalk, Myspace,         dnnsoftware.

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