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Facebook 2012 – The Latest on Everyone’s Favorite Social Network

The Latest on Facebook’s IPO, User Statistics and More

We’re already halfway through 2012, but for sure, we’ve all spent way too much time on Facebook in spite of resolutions that may have been made at the beginning of the year. There is simply something about Facebook that it hard to resist, even though there are a lot of things that can get annoying about it as well.

One cannot discount the story behind the founding of the world’s biggest social network. Even if you have not watched the movie or read the book, you surely have an inkling about its founder, Mark Zuckerberg and how he built Facebook.

On top of its origins, Facebook has simply become so big in such a short amount of time that anyone who has had some entrepreneurial aspirations would not be able to help but show admiration. Hate it or love it, there are lessons to be learned from the story that is Facebook.

Want to keep updated on the stats and other pieces of trivia about the social network that has a love-hate relationship with its users? Check out this infographic focusing on Facebook this 2012. Some tidbits:

  • There are 845 million MONTHLY active users. And that was during the making of the infographic. I am rather sure the number has gone up!
  • 2.5 million photos are uploaded daily
  • 20 minutes is spent per visit (on the average); do you spend just as much time per visit?

Read more about games, Zuckerberg himself, and money below.

2012 Facebook Statistics
2012 Facebook Stats

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Martine Kessler, just like everyone else, is always on Facebook. That is, if she’s not deep into her infographic design work. Aside from Facebook, you can also find her tweeting and writing for many other platforms.

Rumor Mill: Facebook to File for IPO Next Week

The long-awaited tech IPO of the year — perhaps of the decade — is on. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook will file its paperwork for an Initial Public Offering this coming Wednesday. As you might expect, the Wall Street Journal’s source remains unnamed, however, The Journal has a track record for breaking such stories that is hard to dispute.

The social network is expected to be the largest tech IPO in history – topping out at an estimated $10 billion. To put that into perspective, Google’s 2005 IPO didn’t even reach the $2 billion mark.

There seem to be a number of signals pointing to an IPO in the near future – with one of the strongest signals being Facebook’s halted trading in secondary markets for three days earlier this week.

What are your expectations for Facebook finally going IPO? Will it bring about negative or positive change for the company? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.