It's the talk of the tech world at the moment, but if you've been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, here is the latest: Facebook has publicly released facts and figures about themselves as part of its plans to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering of stock (IPO).
Some of the facts from this announcement will literally blow your mind. For example: did you know there are 2.7 billion Facebook likes + comments taking place every day!
From this stat alone, you can fully appreciate why in 2012 Facebook expects to reach nearly half of the US population.
Other facts to note: the company’s profit and revenue growth over the last few years has certainly been impressive. Revenues have surged from $777m in 2009 to $3.7bn in 2011.
I could reel of impressive Facebook stats all day long, but I'm not going to, don't worry. Be sure to take a look at this factual infographic below, created by Statista.
This infographic has got all the facts you need to know, plus a few more for good measure.
If you want to read the official statement on the matter from Zuckerberg himself, you can check it out here.