1 Billion

Today, there are more people on Facebook, than there were on the planet 200 years ago.
Here are the facts about that. Map of Facebook users showing percentages

  • On October 4, 2012 Facebook registered its 1-billionth user.
  • 60% or 600-million of the 1-billion are accessing Facebook using mobile devices.
  • Launched in early 2004, it took only 10 months for the social networking giant hit the 1 million mark, and now, 8 years later it’s 1-thousand times as many users.
  • If Facebook were a country, it would be the 3rd largest, just behind #2 India at 1.2-Billion, and China at 1.34-Billion.
  •  The median age is 22.
  • If you joined in July, 2010 – you average just over 300 friends.

So, what do you want to do about that?

Update: Spring, 2015. Facebook, if it were a country, would be the most populous country in the world at 1.4-Billion.

Brian Atkinson

Brian has extensive experience running digital departments and teams in non-profit and for-profit organizations, including marketing and communications, higher education, and information technology. Specialization in social media and frequent presenter at conferences and seminars on the strategic use of different communication styles to reach a new generation of constituents. And I have a lot of t-shirts.

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One comment on “1 Billion
  1. Sandra Meunier Sebring says:

    Very interesting. Thank you for sharing your valuable information