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Infographic: Facebook at 10

by Frank Strong

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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:

Here’s the complete infographic:

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Your turn — what jumps out at you?

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