Facebook Numbers – A 20 minute snapshot shows status updates just ahead of Twitter

Facebook just released some raw statistics from its progress this last year. They pretty much speak for themselves. This was a random 20min snapshot from one point in time. But what stands out perhaps is in one 20 minute block there were 1,851,000 Status updates (just status updates, not comments). In other words, that would be not too far ahead of Twitter’s realtime status update stream which we understand is near 100 million updates every 20 minutes.

Here are the rest:

Relationship Statuses in 2010:
43,869,800 changed their status to single
3,025,791 changed their status to “it’s complicated”
28,460,516 changed their status to in a relationship
5,974,574 changed their status to engaged
36,774,801 changes their status to married
What 20 minutes on Facebook looks like:

Shared links: 1,000,000 every 20 minutes
Tagged photos: 1,323,000
Event invites sent out: 1,484,000
Wall Posts: 1,587,000
Status updates: 1,851,000
Friend requests accepted: 1,972,000
Photos uploaded: 2,716,000
Comments: 10,208,000
Messages: 4,632,000
Likes: 7,657,000
Most Liked Celebrities:

Lady Gaga – 24,712,169 people like this.
Eminem – 23,729,700 people like this.
Megan Fox – 19,575,080 people like this.
Vin Diesel – 19,425,325 people like this.
Rihanna – 18,903,844 people like this
Barack Obama – 17,229,885 people like this.
Bob Marley – 17,168,034 people like this.
Lil Wayne – 17,004,850 people like this.
Justin Bieber – 16,779,874 people like this
Shakira – 16,520,790 people like this.