Latest Facebook Facts & Figures You Need To Be Aware of

Facebook has grown to become the most popular social networking website in a lot of English-speaking countries, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Facebook penetration is highest in North America  with a penetration rate of 69%, this is followed closely by Middle East-Africa at 67 percent, Latin America  has a penetration rate of 58 percent while Europe to my surprise has a penetration rate of 57 percent, Asia-Pacific has 17 percent penetration rate

In May 2012, the countries with the most Facebook users were:

  • United States with 157.3 million members
  • Brazil with 47.0 million members
  • India with 46.3 million members
  • Indonesia with 42.2 million members
  • Mexico with 33.1 million members
Below are some of the Facebook Facts and Figures 

85%+ of all college students use FACEBOOK and 70% of them log in EVERYDAY.
People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
35+ demographic represents more than 30% of the entire user base
Over 70% of all USA internet users are on Facebook
More than 60 % of men and women have used Facebook to stalk their ex.
In 60 minutes 3,000,000 links are shared on Facebook.
In 60 minutes 4,452,000 event invites are posted.
In 60 minutes 3,969,000 photos are tagged.
In 60 minutes 5,553,000 status updates are entered.
In 60 minutes 6 million friend requests are accepted.
In 60 minutes 8,148,000 photos are uploaded.
In 60 minutes 8,148,000 messages are sent.
In 60 minutes 31 million comments are posted.
In 60 minutes 4,761,000 wall posts are written.
50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
Average user on Facebook has 130 friends
People spend over 175 billion minutes per week on Facebook
There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
About 80% of Facebook users are outside the United States
More than 500 million active users currently access Facebook through their mobile devices
Facebook is the second most visited website just behind Google (at the moment)
Al Pacino’s face was used on the original Facebook homepage
How does Facebook make their money? Facebook makes money through advertising and virtual products
The initial investment on Facebook was made by Peter Thiel the co-founder of PayPal, he invested $500,000
Facebook is valued at just about $100 billion
There are more than 900 million active users on Facebook

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