If there’s ever been a cliché for a love/hate relationship, for me, Facebook would fit the bill. Some have compared it to a 10-year-old that needs a “timeout.” Still, what the company has done is impressive and probably beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
This infographic, recently published on Marketing Land, spells out why. Here are a few of the statistics that drew my interest:
- 10 percent of Facebook profiles are fake
- 45 million Facebook accounts are duplicates
- 23 million accounts on Facebook are mis-categorized — i.e. personal profiles that should be brand pages
- 14 million accounts spread spam
- 30 million Facebook profiles belong to people who have departed this world
Some of these statistics underscore my own personal struggles or rants with Facebook:
- Zuck: Open Letter to Little Facebook Brands
- Trials and Confessions of a Facebook Faker
- Minus Like: Facebook Feature Reportedly Cuts off Thumbs
Here’s the complete infographic:
Your turn — what jumps out at you?
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