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  • Facebook Now Up to One Billion Active Users Per Month


    Facebook is a popular social networking site that many people couldnít even fathom living without these days; almost everyone you know has a Facebook, or will be joining Facebook due to the marketing and peer pressures that pop up across TV commercials, the Internet, and from friends. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced today that the site now has over one billion active monthly users:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Zuckerberg
    This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.

    If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.

    Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.

    I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too.
    According to Facebook, these numbers come from statistics taken on September 14th of this year. Facebook also released a Microsoft Word fact sheet that includes other interesting kinds of varying information (some details outlined below):

    Since February 2009
    • Facebook users have clicked the like button 1.13 trillion times
    • 140.3 billion connections have been made on Facebook
    • 219 billion photographs have been uploaded to Facebook
    • 17 billion posts that tag a user's location have been shared (check-ins)
    • 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times

    Characteristics of Users After Facebook Hit 1 Billion Users
    • The median age of Facebook users is 22 years old
    • The top five Facebook-using countries in alphabetical order are:
      • Brazil
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Mexico
      • United States
    • 600 Million Facebook users are using the mobile version of the site

    The fact sheet goes on to explain more numbers from older periods in time. Itís interesting to see these numbers because itís hard for people to admit that they may be addicted to Facebook. Itís also very surprising to see exactly how much interactivity we have with other people over the Web site, rather than face-to-face. In situations where face-to-face may not be possible, Facebook has helped us connect with people hundreds and even thousands of miles away form us.

    With even iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion offering Facebook integration, it is likely that Facebook will see even more new users as they upgrade to the new operating systems and explore the new social networking features. As of these milestones, Facebookís usage will only continue to grow. It should be interesting to see how the numbers multiply in another couple of years.

    Sources: Facebook Newsroom
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook Now Up to One Billion Active Users Per Month started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Same here. They sell
      Your info to other marketing companies. Ever wonder why u get a strange text from a money service or a strange email from a loan co. U never signed up for?
      iv never gotten any of that crap either idont my have a number on there nor a email its a random one not main .facebook sucks tho . Just on there to network for business im in and promoting .
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhonePutz View Post
      Free is an illusion. One of the best descriptions I've heard relating to FB is "If you're not paying for the service, you're not the customer. You're the product."
      You are not the product, you are the customer. You pay in attention (to ads), not dollars