In 2010, people were uploading one hundred million photos on Facebook every single day.
Now the "war stories" are about how Mark Zuckerberg was nineteen when he started Facebook, Bill Gates was nineteen when he started Microsoft, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin were in their early twenties when they started Google.
More than that in Facebook status updates every day.
Facebook doesn't return her call.
Before it is all over, the number of Facebook accounts will exceed the number of people on the planet.
The system will also look for anything they've written publicly about this place (Yelp, Facebook, personal blog) and which superlatives they used to describe it.
Everyone will be on Facebook, as will be every business, every idea, every brand, and all the people who were once members but have since passed away.
Facebook expands your number of weak ties.
Most Facebook users have people of other ethnicities and national origin as Facebook friends.
Thus one's Facebook friends may be more diverse in all sorts of ways than one's "actual" friends.
Organizations have encouraged "pen pals for peace" exchanges—but such efforts tend to be limited in scale, and if there is one thing Facebook has, it is scale.
Linda gets the idea to call Facebook and see if she can advertise to people who change their status to "In a relationship."
For instance, if you have a Facebook friend Abigail in Albania whom you only met once at a rock-paper-scissors competition years ago, you will generally regard Abigail's first-hand account as authoritative, even though you don't really know Abigail all that well.
Also, simply having a Facebook friend in Albania will tend to make you more interested in the events of Albania.