We all know Facebook as the infamous social networking empire and their vast number of users and demographics. This one isn’t about the demographics or statistics, more about the ideas behind Facebook’s functions and presentation. For this week’s Trivia Tuesday, here are 3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Facebook:
Facebook engineer Tom Whitnah notes Mark Zuckerberg who initiated the change “We were all stubbornly insistent that noword could be more awesome than ‘Awesome’ and [Mark Zuckerberg] was the main person to recognize it wasn’t a good choice.”
#2 The ‘poking’ function has never been defined
Zuckerberg responded to a question about the purpose of poking: “We thought it would be fun to make a feature that has no specific purpose… So mess around with it, because you’re not getting an explanation from us.”
#3 Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind
What does this have to do with Facebook, you ask? Everything. The color scheme is a dominantly blue for an easier viewing experience for Zuck himself: “Blue is the richest color for me – I can see all of blue.” Using the color blue can also be a marketing technique. Most colors distract and make the human eye focus on them while blue act as a transparent palette for 65% of time spending watching the main background aka index space. It is well known also that blue color is the nirvana for the brain, as well green.