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Tom Sloan Cartoon: At Ten Years, Facebook Is Eight Miles Thick

Written by Tom Sloan

Facebook is 10 years old on February 4, 2014. How big is it? Convert its virtual pages to actual pages and those into a book — and it would be a book eight miles thick. Dr. Hydrogen is impressed. Tom Sloan cartoon here.

 aNewDomain.net — Facebook is big. Ten years after its launch on February 4, 2014, a billion people are using Facebook. That’s a lot of faces. And that’s a lot of books, too. So now imagine this. If you made a 250 page book with four faces per page, you would have 1,000 faces. This would be approximately a half inch thick. Now, if 1,000 faces is a half inch thick, that means one billion faces would fill a book that is 500,000 inches thick. Convert that — and you get a book that’s about eight miles thick. Think about that. And click here for the Ultimate History of Facebook infographic.

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Click here for the Ultimate History of Facebook infographic. For aNewDomain.net, I’m Tom Sloan.


Tom Sloan has drawn cartoons and illustrations for numerous publications — including the original BYTE magazine. Not limited to print, Tom’s cartoons and collages are displayed in museums and galleries throughout the United States. He’s also an accomplished animator. He’s created animations for such as clients Sesame Street, HBO, Nickelodeon, Captain Kangaroo, Romper Room, Burger King and McDonalds.

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Tom Sloan

Tom Sloan has drawn cartoons and illustrations for numerous publications — including the original BYTE magazine. Not limited to print, Tom’s cartoons and collages are displayed in museums and galleries around the United States. He’s also an accomplished animator. He’s created animations for such as clients Sesame Street, HBO, Nickelodeon, Captain Kangaroo, Romper Room, Burger King and McDonalds.