How Over 400 Million People Use Facebook

Last week, as Facebook celebrated its sixth birthday, the company announce...
How Over 400 Million People Use Facebook
Written by Chris Crum

Last week, as Facebook celebrated its sixth birthday, the company announced that it was surpassing the 400 million-user milestone. That’s one good reason why it pays for businesses to have Facebook Pages. That’s not the only impressive number though.

Facebook has released a whole slew of statistics about how the site is used by those people. Following are those statistics:

– More than 400 million active users
– 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
– More than 35 million users update their status each day
– More than 60 million status updates posted each day
– More than 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month
– More than 5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each week
– More than 3.5 million events created each month
– More than 3 million active Pages on Facebook
Facebook– More than 1.5 million local businesses have active Pages on Facebook
– More than 20 million people become fans of Pages each day
– Pages have created more than 5.3 billion fans
– Average user has 130 friends on the site
– Average user sends 8 friend requests per month
– Average user spends more than 55 minutes per day on Facebook
– Average user clicks the Like button on 9 pieces of content each month
– Average user writes 25 comments on Facebook content each month
– Average user becomes a fan of 4 Pages each month
– Average user is invited to 3 events per month
– Average user is a member of 13 groups
– 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 one million developers and entrepreneurs from more than 180 countries
– Every month, more than 70% of Facebook users engage with Platform applications
– More than 500,000 active applications currently on Facebook Platform
– More than 250 applications have more than one million monthly active users
– More than 80,000 websites have implemented Facebook Connect since its general availability in December 2008
– More than 60 million Facebook users engage with Facebook Connect on external websites every month
– Two-thirds of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites have implemented Facebook Connect
– There are more than 65 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
– People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are almost 50% more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
– There are more than 180 mobile operators in 60 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products

Google is reportedly getting ready to release a feature for Gmail, that may be seen as a competitor to Facebook. Gmail may not have such an impressive list of stats, but taking the rest of Google’s products into consideration, I think it would be fascinating to see a similar list to compare.

Facebook is allegedly working on its own email service. That will be an additional stat to keep an eye on.

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