1. 33 % of all divorce filings in 2011 in USA contained the word “Facebook”
Facebook is becoming a major factor in marriage conflicts and is increasingly being used as a source of evidence in divorce cases. In 2011, Facebook was cited as a reason for a third of divorces (Divorce-Online).
The most common reasons include inappropriate messages to members of the opposite sex, separated spouses posting nasty comments about each other, and facebook friends reporting spouse’s behavior.
2. Adding the number 4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will automatically direct you to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall.
Try it – just type in this web address: www.facebook.com/4.
This makes me think why did Zuckerberg chose the fourth ID number instead of number 1, but this is a quick and easy way to get to the original Facebook wall that is owned by its creator.
3. A couple got murdered because they de-friended someone on Facebook
This bizarre crime occurred in Tennessee. Billy Clay Payne Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth decided to de-friend Jenelle Potter on Facebook. In response, Jenelle’s father killed them.
The woman’s father and another man were charged with the horrible crime. The couple had a young baby that was thankfully spared from the madness. Still, the 8-month old is now orphaned thanks to a sensless murder that shouldn’t happen.
4. Unfriend or defriend??
The New Oxford Dictionary announced that the 2009 Word of the Year was “unfriend,” as in “to remove someone as a friend on a social networking site” such as Facebook. However, there is some debate whether the word should be “defriend” rather than “unfriend.
5. Straight or Gay?
A “gaydar” software program developed at MIT can reportedly identify gay men on Facebook, be it a private profile.
6. The Burger King Promotion:
In January 2009, an advertising campaign from Burger King titled “WHOPPER Sacrifice” rewarded Facebook users a free “Angry Whopper” for publicly deleting 10 friends, who would then receive a blunt message informing they were deleted for a free hamburger. This sparked hatred and the campaign was soon called off.
7. You are being watched:
A 20-year-old IBM employee in Canada lost sick leave benefits from her insurer because her Facebook page showed “cheerful” photos while she was on paid sick leave for depression. This was for sure not expected.
8. 83% of prostitutes have Facebook pages.
This is according to a study done by Columbia University researcher Sudhir Venkatesh. Many of these “working girls” switched over to the site after Craigslist rid itself of the “adult services” category. Venkatesh discovered that about a quarter of each woman’s clients came from the social networking site, while 31% were still provided by escort services.