Sunday, January 16, 2011

A face (book) in the Crowd

Statistics from Facebooks very own facebook page


More than 500 million active users

50% of the users log on to Facebook in any given day

The Average user has 130 friends

People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook


There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)

Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events

Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month

More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.


More than 70 translations available on the site

About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States

Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application


More than 2.5 million developers and partners from more than 190 countries build with Facebook Platform

People on Facebook install 20 million applications every day

Every month, more than 250 million people engage with Facebook on external websites

Since social plugins launched in April 2010, an average of 10,000 new websites integrate with Facebook every day

More than two million websites have integrated with Facebook, including over 80 of comScore's U.S. Top 100 websites and over half of comScore's Global Top 100 websites


There are more than 200 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.

People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users.

There are more than 200 mobile operators in 60 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products


Facebook has become the capitol of social networking. It has transformed everyone and anyones way of communication -- it has and will continue to be a way of life for the people of today. Keeping in touch with friends and families is now as simple as clicking a "like" button -- no time. no effort. manageable. Some may even go as far as saying that Facebook can be an addiction. Maybe for some? Not so much for others? Either way Facebook is taking over the world -- it is an epidemic.

I will admit I am what you will call a Facebook junky. But let's be honest...who does not love facebook? Or if you don't love it you atleast have one right? Right! Facebook creates an efficient way for me to stay in contact with my friends, to keep up with what they are doing, to share pictures of what I am doing, and to communicate with people.

Facebook,twitter, and skype are the three communities I am directly involved with. I never really got into Myspace and AIM and whatever else came before that. I will say that I am a frequent user of the email. I mean I have to for school. If It was not for school I definitely would not use email nearly as much as I do now. I will say that I use youtube quite often. I can look up songs and popular videos. I have never actually posted something onto youtube because all the videoing and uploading is way over my head. That pretty much sums up my usage and involvement amongst the technology communities -- facebook. facebook. facebook. gmail. facebook. Twitter. Twitter. facebook. facebook. Skype. gmail. FACEBOOK.



  1. Wow - great post - and KUDOS for posting this really cool video for us!! Excellent summary of the shifting world of communication!

  2. All of the facts about facebook were very interesting. There's a lot I do not know! I'm a facebook junkie, as well. I believe most of our generation cannot escape it.