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Update: Facebook now 300 million strong!
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By Greg Sande
Friday, November 2, 2009

As we reported back in May, "...from August of 2008 until April of 2009 (8 months), Facebook grew from 100 million active users, to 200 million." Now in the five months since May Facebook has grown from 200 mil. to 300 million "active" users. That's over 660,000 new people per day, an increase in acceleration from the previous five months by 150,000. At some point saturation should kick in... but when?!


Today businesses are finding new ways to utilize Facebook to "connect" to their audiences, not to sell services and products, but to socialize - to build a rapport. That's the key. Efforts to commercialize a company "Fan page" will fall flat, even turn people away. Constituents are looking to get close, to learn, even get an inside deal from companies, but at a personal level.


Latest stats from Facebook...

 

    General Growth:

  • More than 300 million active users
  • More than 10 million users become fans of Pages each day
  • About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
  • The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older
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    Mobile:

  • There are more than 65 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile device
  • People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are almost 50% more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.

 

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