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The Changing Face Of Facebook

by @ 10:35 am on February 15, 2009. Filed under Technology

If you want to get an idea of just how popular Facebook has become, consider this fact:

If Facebook were a country, it would now be the 6th most populous in the world.

There are currently 175 million Facebook accounts, and that number is growing up 600,000 per day, and it’s not just college students signing up:

  • 45% of Facebook’s US audience is now 26 years old or older.
  • The fastest growing segment in the US: Women over 55, up 175.3% in the last 120 days. Facebook growing faster with women than men in almost every age group.
  • The number of people on Facebook grew by over 10% monthly in 52 countries in January. It grew by over 20% monthly in January in 13 countries.
  • Facebook’s monthly growth accelerated by at least 25% in 30 countries in January vs. December 2008.

Yep, that’s right, your Mom’s on Facebook.

You can find my Facebook profile here.

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