This morning, CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook officially reached 1 billion active monthly users (that’s one in seven people on the planet)! Where else than on his profile? If you are subscribed to Mark, you were probably one of the first ones to find out about how extremely connected we are right now – friends, family, brands, media, organizations, and groups.
Indonesia, India, the United States and Brazil Boost Facebook Growth
According to Facebook´s newsroom, the social network grew to the size of 1 billion users on September 14th at 12.45 PM Pacific time. That means that it grew by 45 million new users since June 30th when the network was 955 million strong.
Wondering who made it happen? Figures from the week leading up to the milestone show that the average age of the latest newcomers is 22 and the top five countries connecting to the social network include: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States. Facebook has listed the most contributing countries by alphabetical order, but Socialbakers has the list of the Top 10 growing countries in September. Our statistics by country show that people from Indonesia, India, the United States and Brazil belong to the newest Facebook users. The results were very similar for year 2010 but 2008 was dominated by these countries: Chile, France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and again the United States.
Facebook Mobile: 600 Million Monthly Active Users
Facebook has another reason to celebrate – it grew on mobile by 57 million users since June 30th to over 600 Million Monthly Active Users! That’s 60% of the user base supporting Facebook’s mobile strategy and Mark believes that there is even more room to grow with 5 billion phone owners across the world.
A few fun figures demonstrating the power of Facebook:
- Over 1.13 trillion Likes since the launch of the feature in February 2009
- 140.3 billion friend connections
- 219 billion photos uploaded (excluding deleted photos) from fall 2005 when photo uploading was enabled
- 17 billion location-tagged posts, including check-ins since the launch of the product in August 2012
- 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times since the launch of music-listening applications in September 2011. Facebook counted that that’s about 210,000 years of music.
Users that signed up in 2010 have an average of 305 friends now! Find out more interesting figures here.
Video: Are Chairs Like Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg also posted the company’s first brand video called The Things That Connect Us to honor the tradition of creating things that are meant to bring people together every day, for example: chairs, doorbells, airplanes, bridges and games. Facebook believes that the need to open up and connect is what makes us human and that chairs are like Facebook. See for yourself and let us know what you think about it!