Sunday, March 29, 2009

Facebook Statistics

This is pretty cool. Following a tweet from @kerryank on Facebook statisticss. These stats are pretty impressive and interesting! Showing the growth and popularity of social networking sites. There are several other pages that show the timeline and growth in popularity of Facebook over it's 5 year existence. You can see the original page here.

Facebook Statistics
General Growth

* More than 175 million active users
* More than half of Facebook users are outside of college
* The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older

User Engagement

* Average user has 120 friends on the site
* More than 3 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide)
* More than 18 million users update their statuses at least once each day
* More than 4 million users become fans of Pages each day


* More than 850 million photos uploaded to the site each month
* More than 7 million videos uploaded each month
* More than 28 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) shared each month
* More than 2 million events created each month
* More than 25 million active user groups exist on the site

International Growth

* More than 35 translations available on the site, with more than 60 in development
* About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States


* More than 660,000 developers and entrepreneurs from more than 180 countries
* More than 52,000 applications currently available on Facebook Platform
* 140 new applications added per day
* More than 95% of Facebook members have used at least one application built on Facebook Platform

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