Facebook Is Going To Have One Billion Users By The End Of 2012
Do you still think Facebook is just a fad that’ll eventually pass? Well, it might be time to think again. According to documentation that was just released by Mark Zuckerberg & Co., Facebook could very well have one billion users on the popular social networking site by the end of 2012. That’s right—one billion users! That’s just an estimate at this point, but judging by the recent growth of the site, it’s a figure that is actually quite reasonable.
It shouldn’t really come as a huge surprise, either. Currently, Facebook has a little more than 900 million users on the site (901 million to be exact!). And when you consider that Facebook had “just” 845 million users as recently as February, you can see how quickly the site is continuing to grow. And those aren’t the only astounding figures surrounding the site right now. According to more documentation from Facebook, about 526 million users—or more than half of the people who are signed up for Facebook right now—use the site everyday. On a monthly basis, about 488 million users sign onto their Facebook accounts from their smart phones. And, on a daily basis, about 3.2 billion comments are left on the site, while 300 million photos are uploaded and shared.
So, what does all of this mean? Well, it means that you shouldn’t cancel your Facebook account anytime soon. It also means that when Facebook officially goes public, you might want to think about snatching up a few shares. With the way Facebook appears to be continuing to grow, the largest social networking site in the world is only going to get more and more popular. So, regardless about what that one kid on your Facebook feed keeps trying to tell you about how Facebook is “over,” the truth is that it’s not. In fact, it’s not even close. This is one “fad” that’s not going to die out anytime soon.