Facebook hits 140 million active users

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The social networking behemoth rumbles on. As of yesterday, Facebook has over 140 million active users. The site is growing at a rate of 600,000 users a day. That’s a whole lot of poking.

Extrapolating the trend, you find that by March the company could hit 200 million active users. Interestingly, 70% of the growth is coming from outside the States, meaning that the market in the USA (and likely the UK, too) has possibly matured and is no longer growing as fast.

A few fast facts:

  • The fastest growing demographic is those 25 years old and older
  • Average user has 100 friends on the site
  • More than 13 million users update their statuses at least once each day (oops – I blame Twitter)
  • More than 2 million events created each month
  • More than 95% of Facebook members have used at least one application built on Facebook Platform

Even more facts and stats can be found on Facebook’s press site.

(via ReadWriteWeb)

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Duncan Geere

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