Over the past year the 500 million people who use Facebook worldwide uploaded more than 2.7 million photographs, shared 1 million links and ‘Liked’ 7.6 million pages every 20 minutes, the social networking compnay has revealed.
Top of those ‘Likes’ was Lady Gaga, who closes 2010 with 24.7 million ‘Likes’ on Facebook, having been the first living person to reach 10 million over the summer.
US rapper Eminem comes a close second, with more than 23.7 million “Likes’ whilst Barack Obama, who used Facebook during his election campaign, closes the year with more than 17.2 million ‘Likes’ from people across the world.
Judging by Facebook relationship statuses more than 61 million people were lucky in love last year. During 2010 28.4 million people changed their statuses to ‘in a relationship’, 36.7 million people changed their status to ‘married’ and 6 million people declared themselves to be ‘engaged’.
Sophy Silver, Head of Press and PR for Facebook in the UK and Ireland said: “As 2010 draws to a close this data provides a window into the lives of the millions of people around the world who use Facebook everyday to share their lives, feelings and interests with friends. The huge number of photos, links and statuses posted on Facebook every 20 minutes proves just how much the internet has changed the way we interact with our friends, making it easier for us stay in touch or share our interests, with Facebook being at the centre of that change in 2010.”
A full read out of the statistics:
Relationship Statuses in 2010:
43,869,800 changed their status to single
3,025,791 changed their status to “it’s complicated”
28,460,516 changed their status to in a relationship
5,974,574 changed their status to engaged
36,774,801 changes their status to married
What 20 minutes on Facebook looks like:
Shared links: 1,000,000 every 20 minutes
Tagged photos: 1,323,000
Event invites sent out: 1,484,000
Wall Posts: 1,587,000
Status updates: 1,851,000
Friend requests accepted: 1,972,000
Photos uploaded: 2,716,000
Most Liked Celebrities:
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