For millions of years mankind lived just like animals .Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination We learned to talk . Why won't you talk to me. You never talk to me.What are you thinking.What are you feeling Why won't you talk to me. Where do we go from here. It doesn't have to be like this All we need to do is make sure we keep talking . Keep Talking

Monday, March 30, 2009

Facebook! the statistics - collated at 1600hrs GMT+8 30th March 2009

The growth of Facebook has been phenomenal to say the least . According to this article FB is adding about 700,000 users DAILY! Found it hard to believe until I saw the topline stats

Active Users :
Jan '08 60Mn
Dec '08 140 Mn
Right Now(30th March ) 183,337,980
this is a 300%+ growth in 15 months !

Look at this
Photos Uploaded Daily :
Jan '08 - 14 Mn
Dec '08 - 700 Mn

Active Groups :
Jan '08 - 6 Mn
Dec '08 - 19 Mn

There are numerous other statistics which would be equally hard to belive but as they say fact is stranger than fiction.

By any conventional understanding the numbers seems atrocius , FB has recently announced that they would cross 200Mn soon . Which , going by the above explosive growth , doesnt seem to be a long shot anymore .

My question is where is this heading ? By simple forecasting (not taking into account the exponential growth ) FB should have 1 Billion users by 2011end i.e in less than 3 years. Just Imagine.

I couldnt find the countrywise users of Facebook at one location so thought of compiling one just for fun : Here is a list (ref FB ad manager) for your reference (collated at 1600hrs GMT+8 30th March 2009) . This list would be in obsolete by the time i finish this post and upload it !! But surely it would be good fun to check out the new numbers in about a day or two !!

You my click on the image to see a clearer version. Please feel free to use this : Data source is from Facebook Ad Targeting , but do quote my page when you do that .