Facebook Hits 500 Million Active Users

Posted: July 22, 2010 in News - crazy and otherwise, Social Media
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FACEBOOK – Five-hundred million’s an awful big number.

It’s the world’s population divided by 14. It’s the approximate number of people living in European Union countries. It’s the combined population of Latin America, minus Columbia and Argentina.

It’s also the number of global active users on Facebook as of this morning, the company made known in a video and blog post today. The milestone was widely anticipated this week, but is no less stunning for having been predicted.

The company now ranks fourth among global Web properties in terms of unique users, according to comScore. It still lags behind Google (932 million), which will likely be the first Web company to reach 1 billion monthly users, as well as Microsoft (789 million) and Yahoo (622 million). However Facebook’s estimated annual growth rate – 73 percent – eclipses all of those sites. (Since comScore captures visitors who are not registered, its estimates skew higher than Facebook’s internal numbers.) [read]

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