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10-04-2012, 12:59 PM #1
Facebook Now Up to One Billion Active Users Per Month
Facebook is a popular social networking site that many people couldn’t 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:
Originally Posted by Mark Zuckerberg
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:
- 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. It’s interesting to see these numbers because it’s hard for people to admit that they may be addicted to Facebook. It’s 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, Facebook’s usage will only continue to grow. It should be interesting to see how the numbers multiply in another couple of years.
Sources: Facebook Newsroom
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 10-04-2012 at 01:50 PM. Reason: Word mix up
10-04-2012, 01:29 PM #2
Count me one of those that DON'T have Facebook.
10-04-2012, 01:32 PM #3
I'd say there's at least 100 million bogus/fake/duplicate accounts
10-04-2012, 01:35 PM #4
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10-04-2012, 04:27 PM #6
Same with Twitter, most people who use Twitter have absolutely NO BUSINESS being on Twitter. Unless you have something going on that is business related and you need to keep customers informed, or if you're a celebrity or a musician and you wanna keep your viewers and listeners informed of new movie releases or new album releases etc, then that's fine. But these weirdos who are nobodies in life and post up useless crap on Twitter about their boring life are the ones who have absolutely NO BUSINESS using Twitter.
10-04-2012, 05:22 PM #7
I work and support a family, that includes doin actual things with them, park, swim, etc. plus chill with friends and am on facebook a good bit. But its all mobile. My phone was broke for aweek. No internet. I. Survived.
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10-05-2012, 08:43 AM #17
Personally I find FB just another form of this e-communication. It does integrate some things, but at what opportunity cost to us. I agree we become commoditised. And fir what? Theres really nothing new or ground breaking IMO, so it adds no real value to my life. If anything its an illusion of interpersonal proportions, thwart with time wasting and ultimately un-stimulating content. That's not completely real. May as well play second life.
Anyone worth connecting with online I already have ALL their other contacts which was because I knew and interact with them already in the flesh. So, I deleted my account and I have so much more time back. Think about it, its just a BOOK of FACES. I'm over it. "Thumbs down". But maybe it makes others feel secure to be always connected. Fine, whatever.
10-05-2012, 09:02 AM #18
I think we're running out of real news...
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