Facebook is no doubt the world’s biggest social network, boasting a mammoth user base of up to 500 million people. That is half a billion, staggering no? According to current valuations, the company has been estimated to be worth above $50 billion. A Czech company called Candytech has put together a great infographic offering a detailed insight into Facebook’s phenomenal growth throughout 2010.
The Guardian says:
Facebook has received a new round of investment that values the social media firm at $50bn (£32.3bn), making it worth more than Time Warner, eBay or Yahoo.
The funds from investment bank Goldman Sachs and its long-time Russian investor Digital Sky Technologies underlines the astonishing growth of the social networking site, started from a Harvard dorm in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg.
The report first appeared on TechCrunch showing that Candytech, which helps companies create and measure Facebook marketing campaigns, has gathered a wealth of Facebook-specific data over the years via its statistics portal SocialBakers.
Here are the stats:
- Facebook ballooned from 337 million to 585 million users in 2010
- That means roughly 7.9 new users signed up every second of the year, on average
- USA and the UK are in the top 3 countries, but Indonesia is second with 32.1 million users
- The top 10 countries make up nearly 60% of all users
- The large majority of users is between 18 and 34 years old
- … but the fastest growing age group is 65+ (+124%)
- Three food brands (Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Oreo) make up the top 3 brands on Facebook
- Michael Jackson may have passed away, but his legacy is strong: 26.2 million fans
Considering all of the above mentioned information, may it be company valuations or these stats, it can clearly be seen that Facebook is set to grow by leaps and bounds in the future as well.