Facebook Statistics – Close to a billion active users

Facebook: 1/2 billion active users… daily.

When reading the transcript of an interview between Mark Zuckerberg and Charlie Rose, one stat was pretty impressive:

And one of the things that we are really proud of is that now 800 million people around the world are using Facebook every month and perhaps even crazier — it’s mind-blowing from my perspective: more than half a billion people use Facebook every day. And I just think that’s crazy.

Mark Zuckerberg

The number of active users (monthly) is now nearing one billion.. that’s 1 out of 7 of any human being walking on this planet is on Facebook. Crazy and impressive it is.

It clearly has become the personal/social web within the broader web. And for businesses and advertisers, it’s clearly that you need to play in both.

The latest “official” stats from Facebook:

Facebook Statistics

People on Facebook
  • More than 800 million active users
  • More than 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • Average user has 130 friends
Activity on Facebook
  • More than 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
  • Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
  • On average, more than 250 million photos are uploaded per day
Global Reach
  • More than 70 languages available on the site
  • More than 75% of users are outside of the United States
  • Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application
  • On average, people on Facebook install apps more than 20 million times every day
  • Every month, more than 500 million people use an app on Facebook or experience Facebook Platform on other websites
  • More than 7 million apps and websites are integrated with Facebook
  • More than 350 million active users currently access Facebook through their mobile devices
  • More than 475 mobile operators globally work to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products

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