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Have you noticed your “Friends Day” video in your Facebook News Feed? It’s actually to celebrate Facebook’s 12th birthday!

4 February is recognised as Facebook’s “birthday” as it was the day in 2004 when Mark Zuckerberg first launch the original The Facebook from his Harvard dorm room. Crazy to believe it’s been 12 years! Can you imagine life without it!?

Even crazier than that… Facebook has reached 15 million users in Australia.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are now approximately 24 million Australians. This means 62.5% of the total Australian population has a Facebook account! Source.

A couple of other interesting statistics about Facebook on its 12th birthday…

  • Facebook has over 1.5 billion monthly active users.
  • Over 90% of those users are on mobile devices.
  • There are 500,000 Facebook “likes” every minute.
  • There are 350 million photo uploads per day.

Source.

Happy birthday Facebook!

Erica Stacey

Erica is a Google Analytics and Google Ads certified professional, so you’re in qualified hands. Erica has had over a decade of experience – working for agencies and a wide range of clients – in digital and social media marketing strategy, website development, search engine optimisation (SEO) and marketing (SEM), content marketing, inbound marketing, online advertising and so much more. A professional in the field of design, branding and marketing, she is a trusted name in the South Australian and online community to help an array of businesses sort out and achieve their marketing objectives.

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