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  1. Top 10 Surprising Facts About Facebook

  2. 10. The Pirate Language option It seems as if a day cannot go by without some sort of hoax regarding Facebook hits either that entity or some other website. Some of them involve links that supposedly lead to opportunities to win giveaways when in reality they are attempts to hack into personal accounts.

  3. 9. Facebook used to be college only As long as you have a valid email address and you don't mind fibbing about your age if you are required to do so, you can set up a Facebook account in the time it will take you to read this sentence (if you have fast Internet, that is).

  4. 8. Mark Zuckerberg’s shortcut Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, had close to 32 million followers as of the posting of this piece. Those who do not have an account on the site can get a look at Zuckerberg's page via, a link that makes sense since it contains a shortened version of his name. Another way to get to that same page is to type the following into your browser's address bar:

  5. 7. Get paid to find bugs Those in charge of Facebook take the stability of the website seriously, so much so that you can get paid if you find any vulnerabilities on the site. Really. While there is no maximum reward per the official Facebook terms, users are promised a minimum of $500 for locating any possible bugs.

  6. 6. MySpace could have bought Facebook MySpace was Facebook before Facebook was cool. The former king of social media websites allowed users to upload and share pictures with followers, and it was a way to interact with people that you had never before met in real life.

  7. 5. The “Awesome” button Want to inform one of your Facebook friends that you have seen a post, but don't want to leave a comment for that person? There is a “Like” button for that. That was originally known as the “Awesome” button, an option that was eventually vetoed by Zuckerberg.

  8. 4. Remember the “Facebook guy?” One of the early icons that was linked with Facebook included the face of a male that was slightly hidden behind numbers that made up binary code. The original opinion, one that many casual users of the website did not question, was that the face was a representation of Zuckerberg or of somebody close to the Facebook founder.

  9. 3. What happens to your Facebook when you die? While it is probably something that you would rather not think about, the truth of the matter is that Facebook users pass away on a daily basis. It is just a fact of life. One of two things can happen to your account per your request or per the wishes of loved ones: It can either be “memorialized” and turned into somewhat of a makeshift social media gravestone where people can leave messages and post memories.

  10. 2. Teens no longer love Facebook… The perception has been put out there for years. Teens are walking away from Facebook in massive numbers and moving on to other services such as Instagram, Snapchat, Vine and Tumblr. There are reasons to believe that the trend is something that should concern Facebook officials.

  11. 1. …but teens still love Facebook The demise of Facebook among the teenage population has, to a point, been exaggerated by some in the tech world. A Pew survey that was released in April of 2015 calculated that approximately 71 percent of teenagers still use Facebook.