Facebook announced there are now over one billion active people on Facebook.
Did you know there is just under 7 billion living people in this world? According to the World Bank, as of the end of 2011, there were 6,973,738,433 people in this world.
So one out of seven people not only have accounts on Facebook but are actively using Facebook. That is 15% of the world. Not bad!
Well, think about this more.
To use and sign up with Facebook, you must be 13 years old or older. So how many people does that eliminate from the 7 billion people in this world? There are also many people who are not able to have internet, can't afford computers and don't know how to turn on a computer. Would you say that eliminates about 2 billion people all together, maybe more? I don't have those numbers.
So let's say there are 5 billion people who potentially can use Facebook. 20% of the eligible world is actively using Facebook?
I guess this includes fake accounts.
That being said, Facebook is massive, just massive.
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