Facebook Makes About $407 Every Second

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Yesterday evening Facebook was was down for a little over 30 minutes. In that time, the company lost somewhere in the ballpark of $854,700 in revenue. That figure's based on a revenue report for last quarter. The company's total takings from July to September? $3.2 billion.

So if, by some chance, you're unable to post that status update or chat with your friends, there's a good chance there's an accountant somewhere who is a bit more upset than you are.

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Good God... I don't even make that in a month right now (part time job during college). I've never made more than $1200 in a month, even working full-time.