Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Facebook users top 300 million

Facebook announced yesterday that they've added another 50 million users since July bringing them up to 300 million globally, and, with the launch of the less resource hungry Facebook Lite last week, that figure can only be set to grow further.

Only another 7 million to add then until the number of Facebook subscribers equals the entire population of the USA.

Zuckerberg also added that they've finally broken even / made it into the black, notably ahead of their forecast of 2010.

I'm a big fan of (unofficial) site for it's fun and interactive interface showing Facebook users by country / % of online population thereof amongst other random and useful stats.
However,  as with so many things on the web, take the numbers as directional not as gospel.

I read an interesting article yesterday about the UK Government's inspirational creative mathematics on illegal downloads. Impressive!

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