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    Default Facts You May Not Know About Your Favourite Websites

    A look at some facts about Google, Facebook and Twitter that many people don't know.How well do we really know the websites we spend most of our time online on? How well do we really know Facebook, Twitter, and our very own Google.com? This topic was brought up on a popular Quora thread, and some answers were really quite surprising.

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    1. Did you know that the notification globe on Facebook changes depending on your location?



    The notification bar on top is for people accessing Facebook from the Eastern hemisphere. The lower one is for US and South American audiences.

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    2. Facebook is blue in colour because Mark Zuckerberg suffers red-green colour blindness.


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    3. Google owns a bunch of domains which are common misspellings of Google, like gooogle.com, gogle.com, and googlr.com among others.



    You can check out all the domain names that Google owns. Yes, it's a long list.

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    4. You can find your first ever tweet, right here.



    One of the best things to do if you want to embarrass someone by looking into their past. You're welcome.

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    5. Google rents goats!



    Not weird at all! Instead of using lawn mowers, Google rents 200 goats from a company named California Grazing to cut down weeds at the Google headquarters.

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    6. Yahoo had the option of buying Google.



    Yahoo had an option of buying Google for $1 million, but they refused. This reluctantly made Larry Page and Sergey Brin quit their PhDs and work full time at Google. Imagine where Yahoo would've been now.

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    7. Facebook has a special team to analyze the data you've typed but never posted.



    This team helps Facebook conduct their "social experiment" and gives them an educated guess about "what could be the possible reason that the user was not able to post it or message it to someone?". This gives them insights about human psychology and how they tend to think.

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    8. Iceland used Facebook to rewrite its constitution.



    SERIOUS!

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    9. How a spelling mistake changed the world.



    The original founders were going for 'Googol', but ended up with 'Google' due to a spelling mistake on a check that investors wrote to the founders.

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    10. There are 13 circles behind Twitter's logo design.



    Did not know that.

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    11. And the best of them all.



    You cannot block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. Ha!

    DING!

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