Oldest Facebook User and Other Strange Facebook Facts [DYK]
By on December 20th, 2010

1. Oldest Facebook User:

Contrary to what you may think, your grandma isn’t the oldest person on Facebook. It is 103 years old Lillian Lowe. A former hotelier and businesswoman from Pembrokshire (UK) who joined Facebook after her husband passed away this July. Lillian uses Facebook, twice a week to get updates from her family and friends. She has received thousands of  friend  requests from around the world which she thinks is pretty kind of people but says she does not have time to reply to them all.

Following picture, courtesy of BBC, shows Lillian using Facebook from her grandson’s iPad:

2. Facebook Related Disorders:

As of yet, following terms have been coined regarding various Facebook related issues. They have not  necessarily  been endorsed by a medical  institution  or organization but come up too often on various publications:

CFD (Compulsive Facebook Disorder)

OCFD (Obsessive Compulsive Facebook Disorder)

FAD (Facebook Addiction Disorder)

FAD (Facebook Anxiety Disorder)

FD (Facebook Depression)

FTAD (Facebook Twitter Addiction Disorder)

FBS (Facebook Syndrome)

FSS (Facebook Status Syndromes)

FSS (Facebook Stress Syndrome)

FWS (Facebook Withdrawal Syndrome)

3. The original Facebook design included an image of Al Pacino.

4. A Facebook hoodie was sold on eBay for over $4,000.

5. Facebook currently has around 5 Million inactive accounts because the users have passed away.

Do share with us via comments what other weird facts you know about Facebook.

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Author: Tehseen Baweja
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