The World is obsessed with Facebook. And quite rightly so.

The video below shows some fascinating and scary statistics about Facebook and illustrates why we’re obsessed with the social network. If you don’t have 2 minutes to watch the full thing, here is the essence of what you need to know:

71.2% of American internet users are on Facebook

More than 30% of Facebook’s user base is aged above 35 (not just for teenagers then)

57% of people talk more online than they do in real life (incredibly sad, but would love to know the methodology behind this data)

A very big thank you to Alex Trimpe for putting this together.

If you want to find out more about using Facebook’s massive potential, come and listen to Barry Houlihan (CEO, Mobile Interactive Group) who will be talking at the forthcoming BLN CEO Tales (8th December, London) and who has been working closely with Facebook over the past several months.

As ever, there is a small cost to attend this event, though if you don’t feel as if you got value we are more than happy to offer a refund.

Register for CEO Tales, 8th December, London. Guest speakers - Barry Houlihan, CEO, MIG; Peter Bauer, CEO, Mimecast in London, United Kingdom  on Eventbrite