Just a few weeks ago Facebook reached 140 million users. We reported that Facebook was growing at a jaw-dropping 600,000 users a day, and thanks to that growth they have hit the 150 million user milestone.
My first instinct was to question how active users were. After all, I get 10+ Twitter friend requests a day almost none of which are legit. According to Search Engine Watch, half of Facebook’s users use the site every day. Amazing!
Mark Zuckerberg wrote on the Facebook blog stating that Facebook has users in every continent in the world, including Antarctica. With over 35 languages spoken on Facebook and a users from over 170 countries and territories.
2009 looks like it will be an exciting year for Facebook. How many users do you think they’ll end Q2 and Q4 with? At a rate of 600,000 users a day they’ll be well over 300 million users by year’s end.
It will be interesting to see the demand increase for marketing on Facebook this year. I anticipate more and more clients wanting to include this in their media plan.