Facebook 1 Billion Users Key Metrics

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Facebook passes the 1 billion monthly active users mark at 3.45am on Saturday, 15th September 2012 (GMT +8).

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Since Facebook Launched

  • Over 1.13 trillion likes since launch in February 2009
  • 140.3 billion friend connections
  • 219 billion photos uploaded

    • Data was pulled on 10th September 2012, and represents the total # of photos currently on this site – in other words, it excludes deleted photos. If we wanted to include all photos ever uploaded, the estimate we have is 265 billion. Photo uploading launched fall 2005.
  • 17 billion location-tagged posts, including check-ins

    • Includes location-tagged posts as well as check-ins. Data was pulled 10th September 2012, and represents total location-tagged posts & check-ins since launch of the product in August 2010
  • 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times (about 210,000 years worth of music)

    • Data was pulled on 11th September 2012, and represents song plays since the launch of music-listening applications in September 2011

Characteristics of users joining the week Facebook hit

  • 1B (September 2012)

    • Media Age: 22
    • Top 5 Countries: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States
    • Facebook now has 600M mobile users
  • 500M (July 2012)

    • Media Age: 23
    • Top 5 Countries: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States
    • Average Friends: 305
  • 100M (August 2008)

    • Media Age: 26
    • Top 5 Countries: Chile, France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States
    • Average Friends: 334
  • 50M (October 2007)

    • Media Age: 26
    • Top 5 Countries: Australia, Canada, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States
    • Average Friends: 321
  • 25M (January 2006)

    • Media Age: 19
    • Top 5 Countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States
    • Average Friends: 305

Note

  • Median Age refers to the median age of users signing up at that time
  • Top 5 Countries refer to the top 5 countries where people connected from at the time in alphabetical order
  • Average Friends refer to the average number of friends that the user whom signed up at that time now has

Source: Facebook passes 1B active monthly users

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