Monday, January 3, 2011

2010: The Year Facebook Broke All Records

Undoubtedly, this year Facebook took the world by storm by practically dominating the entirety of the internet. 2010 was Mark Zuckerberg and the whole Facebook team's year. They broke records, made news, and created a website that the majority of society is addicted to.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook
But what made this year different from any other years? Facebook created this social networking empire that other online empires like Google should watch out for. This year was the year the Facebook's true goals came to fruition as we saw Facebook blow up all over pop culture, social media, and technology. Here are the top 10 reasons why the Facebook empire lead by Mark Zuckerberg became a force to be reckoned with in 2010.

  1. Facebook passes Google as the most visited site of 2010.
  2. Facebook reaches 500 million international followers in July, 2010.
  3. Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2010.
  4. Facebook hooks up with Skype to create a communication mega-monster.
  5. Facebook reaches $2 billion in revenue for 2010.
  6. Statistics show that over 250 million people use Facebook every day.
  7. Facebook rolls out Facebook Places which adds an aspect of location-based-information-sharing to the social networking site.
  8. 44% of all media sharing was through Facebook in 2010.
  9. Facebook accounts for 25% of all United States pageviews.
  10. The Social Network movie is one of the most popular movies of the year; although it portrays Zuckerberg potentially inaccurately, it gave the social networking site a lot of press and focused the public's eye on the young CEO.
The Facebook empire continues to grow with over 7 million likes, 4.6 million messages, 2.7 million photo uploads, nearly 2 million accepted friend requests, 1.5 million wall posts, 1 million shared links, and 10.2 million comments. If those numbers don't wow you, consider the artist pages on Facebook. Lady Gaga leads the pack with a measly 25,765,753 likes on her personal Facebook page.

2010 will go down in history as the year social media erupted with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg leading the pack. Happy New Year, Facebook. We hope you impress us in 2011 as much as you did in 2010.

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