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The World According To Facebook

Democracy UK has compiled a Facebook-eye-view of the year in connectivity. And the lives of 500 million people can be a bit overwhelming. Yes, imagine that "so very special" trailer for "The Social Network" movie exploded to global proportions:

In 2010 43,869,800 changed their status to single, but many got into some situations with 3,025,791 going the "it's complicated" route. There were 5,974,574 happy engagements noted and 36,774,801 actually walked down the aisle.

Further, the group (run by Facebook) reported the usage of the social network broken down to a more manageable 20-minute increment. Every 20 minutes 1 million links are shared, over a million photos are tagged, even more event invitations are sent out, and more than 1.5 million wall posts are made, and nearly 2 million statuses are updated. More than 10 million comments are made and 4 million messages sent.

And 1,972,000 new friend requests are accepted (those 3 billion complicated relationships have to start somewhere).

Read the whole story at Democracy UK »

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