Facebook - An addiction...!!


I don’t need to tell anyone about how to use facebook or what is facebook. I know, you are well aware the term and its usage. But here are just the unheard facts of facebook. Have a look at it.




  • Facebook is the world's largest social network, with more than 900 million users.

  • It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg along with his fellows Harvard university students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes in Feb, 2004.

  • The site was first limited only to the Harvard university students. As it was a huge success, the site was expanded to the nearby colleges and then gradually to various other colleges and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over.

  • Facebook now allows any users who are above 13 years to be a registered user.

  • According to a May 2011 Consumer reports survey, there are 7.5 million children under 13 with accounts and 5 million under 10, violating the site's terms of service.


  • It is a multilingual networking site with more than 70 languages.

  • The Facebook font is a custom font created  by a font designer named Joe Kral, the closest font is probably Klavika Bold which is a commercial font.

  • The font used in the body text of the Facebook is Lucida Sans and Lucida Grande.

  • A January 2009 complete.com ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service.


  • It is evident that even children are addicted to Fb now.

  • The name stems from the colloquial name of the book given to the students at the start of the academic year in some universities in US to help students to get to know of each other.


  • The Predecessor to Fb was FACEMASH. It was a comparing site, asking users to select the picture which is hotter between the two branded as “HOT OR NOT”.


  • Facebook has met with controversies also . It has been blocked intermittently in several countries including the People's Republic of China, Iran, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh on different bases.



A test for your facebook fluency.
Question : What does a ‘poke’ option in fb mean to ???

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17 comments:

Vichu said...

hmm..dats the question in the millions of minds..still none of the answers hav shown up..guess Mark Zuckerberg himself has to say dat..

Rahul Ramfort said...

watch out for the comments.. i'm damn sure ppl post the answers.. Pick out the most appropriate one..

Nandu Kumar said...

Fine.....you gave a brief explanation abt FB...By reading this many people comes to know how FB was created and by whom....and u gav a nice pic of 2005 FB pic it was good.............and u asked abt poke a ques........i hav a great confussion on tat plz u say abt the word poke........;

கோவை ஆவி said...

Gud work kiddo..

Poke-- It's something ur room mate wud do if you have a good sleep at night and he doesn't.. ;-)

Jus kidding..

Rahul Ramfort said...

@ aavee : well said... You're the pioneer in poking..;-)

Manoj Prabhakar said...

good and interesting da...

Sabari Giri Nathan .M said...

fb is very much used to interact wid our frnds and also used to find new frnds i like fb . i have never used poke in fb and i want to knw its meaning so pls post d ans of poke....

Jeeva Ashok said...

It's usually just a little game people play or way of showing one's attraction on someone, so someone will poke you, you poke them back and it just goes on and on. It's pathetic but kinda fun played by fb users....."usually people poke only to their opposite sex...."

Rahul Ramfort said...

ya u were right on the money dude but u missed the main objective of the poke..Will post the answer soon.... anyways a gr8 try..

Pravin Kumar said...

I think,it is used to see through one's profile info which r hidden to us.....even if we are not their friend.....

Rahul Ramfort said...

Congrats.. Well said mate.. but once u poke, the time period of viewing one's info is limited to a certain period of time.. u missed that.. BTW, The best answer till now..

vignesh said...

i think its simple if u want to gain anybody's attention u would juz poke them!! after the main purpose of fb is gain attention of others on u!!

Rahul Ramfort said...

ya bt u told the explanation at our level.. But the complete answer ll be posted today. Wait..

KABILAN NAKKEERAN said...

nice post....waitin to see the answer....

Rahul Ramfort said...

Amazing replies guys.. well..! Here is the answer : The primary objective of poke is to get the attention of the individual, whom you wish to. Actually people poke others for fun and it will eventually result in a POKE WAR.. one main use of poke is . . if u poke a person (who is not ur friend and he has hidden all the infos abt him) and he pokes u back, u ll be awarded a 3 day permit to see his profile info's and hence u can add him if u've really known him. Ultimately, u may turn out as a friend with the desired person.

Alavudeen Rafiq said...

nice and interesting post

Sathish said...

Ya ur information are impressive and now only i note that the option "poke" is present in fb if i know i will tell dude!

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