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25 Fascinating Facebook Facts and Figures

May 4, 2011 By Lorcan Kinsella

The rise and rise of Facebook is producing a scramble by social media marketers and companies to leverage its huge global database and traffic. Google is looking over its shoulder as Facebook grows at over 10 million users a month and sits currently at number two on web traffic rankings according to Alexa.com.

Last year Facebook surpassed Google for the top ranking for total time spent online. Google is even being forced to continually adjust its search engine algorithms to cater for the a social web that provides more prominence for social channels in its search results. Facebook has also become the 3rd largest video website with 46.6 million viewers sitting behind number one ranked video content property provider Google with its YouTube site and Yahoo at second ranking.

25 Facebook Facts and Figures

1.  1 in every 13 people on Earth is on Facebook
2.  35+ demographic represents more than 30% of the entire user base
3.  71.2 % of all USA internet users are on Facebook
4.  In 20 minutes 1,000,000 links are shared on Facebook
5.  In 20 minutes 1,484,000 event invites are posted
6.  In 20 minutes 1,323,000 photos are tagged
7.  In 20 minutes 1,851,000 status updates are entered
8.  In 20 minutes 1.972 million friend requests are accepted
9.  In 20 minutes 2,716,000 photos are uploaded
10.  In 20 minutes 2,716,000 messages are sent
11.  In 20 minutes 10.2 million comments are posted
12.  In 20 minutes 1,587,000 wall posts are written
13.  750 million photos were uploaded to Facebook over New Year’s weekend
14.  48% of young Americans said they found out about news through Facebook
15.  48% of 18 to 34 year olds check Facebook right when they wake up
16.  50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
17.  Average user has 130 friends
18.  People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
19.  There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
20.  Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
21.  Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month
22.  More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.
23.  More than 70 translations available on the site
24.  About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
25.  Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application

Information sourced from:
Alex Trimpe Vimeo Video
Facebook Press Statistics
AllFacebook.com
Comscore.com

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