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Facebook Users Almost Everywhere – Even In Antarctica

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on January 13, 2009

facebookIs the world shrinking or is Facebook expanding? The latter seems more appropriate as the popular social network hit a record high of 150 million users worldwide, who are now active members of Facebook with about 50% using it on a daily basis.

Facebook continued its juggernaut right from the beginning of this year, posing a greater threat to archrival MySpace, which is finding out ways to put an end to Facebook’s dominance.

Mark Zuckerberg, the brain behind Facebook, said that if Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, surpassing Japan, Russia as well as Nigeria.

With Facebook amassing users faster than ever before, it is no wonder that it is popular in each and every continent, including Antarctica. People of all ages, be it children, parents or grandparents, you would find them using the leading social network in over 35 different languages and 170 countries and territories, said Zuckerberg. This, in fact, is a great achievement as most of the users of Facebook during its early days were college students in the US.

According to Facebook, an average user has 100 contacts on the site, with 2.6 billion minutes spent every day in total. In addition, over 700 million photos are uploaded to the site every month, an indication that Facebook has become a daily routine for most of the users today.

Though MySpace is way ahead of Facebook in the US, there is every possibility that the latter can overtake and become the largest social network in the US by 2010.

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