5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Facebook

You may visit Facebook every day, but how deep is your knowledge of the social network?

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For example:

1. You can’t breastfeed.

In 2008, news reports started leaking that Facebook was deleting pictures of women breastfeeding their kids, citing them as “obscene.” If the offense was bad enough or repeated, their profiles were simply erased.

The backlash to the policy was quickly organized. More than 11,000 women participated in a “nurse-in,” changing their profile pictures to one of themselves nursing their child. Several Facebook groups were created as well, including the most famous one, “Hey Facebook, Breastfeeding is Not Obscene!”

The website has not budged on the policy, and the controversy continues to this day.

2. There’s a disorder named after it.

As Facebook use began to grow and gain public notice, concern over how much time was dedicated to the service grew as well. So much so that a malady, Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD), was created to identify potential over-users.

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