Wednesday, 18 November 2009

for your eyes… a little more about facebook

whoa… the site and the outstanding statistics! Since last year fb has been growing and growing with a lightning speed leaving orkut and other social networking sites in the audience pool… some interesting facts about fb for your eyes…
Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin in February 2004… has a good number of users with great apps… some interesting stats…
There are 300 million active users on fb and the fastest growing demographic is more than 35 year old or older.. well I thought it would be 25 years old or older! this one was surprising to me…
Average user has 130 friends… now..if you have less or more not to worry.. this is just an average which I guess does not exclude the outliers like some one having 3 or 4 friends compared to someone who has 2k friends… More about having less and more friends will follow on my blog shortly…
There are 2 billion photos uploaded to the site each month and 14 million videos…
Fb allows you more than 70 transactions that can occupy your time…
There are 350,000 apps on fb… I tried creating one..its still in progress :(
65 million users using fb from mobile devices.. technology has advanced so much that lot of information is on the finger tips and connectivity is not an issue any more… mobile phones now come with excellent browsers that support accessing social networking sites… Adding on.. fb has a feature that allows user to subscribe to sms option…which allows the user to get notifications on the mobile phone whenever there is a new friend request, mail, update on the wall/photos etc… brining information wherever whenever…
Where did the money come from for fb? Well it was in three rounds… First 500,000 USD from Peter Thiel in 2004, Second 12.7 mn USD from Accel Partners in 2005 and lastly 27.5 mn USD from Greylock Partners leading the round, Meritech Capital Partners participating, and Accel Partners and Peter Thiel… I guess fb can look at going public, should raise a lot of money and the company has a great future with 300 million active users and still counting…
fb has been a nice site which is user-friendly and fast…the appearance and the apps that it provides are simply best and easy to use allowing you to spend hours and hours on the site… twitter does compete with fb in the area of status updates… however fb allows lot and lot more than 140 char text updates and do lot of other stuff… events are getting more participation, friends who once studied together long ago are able to reconnect with ease… well it also bring the philosopher in you through your status updates! I get to read at least two/three status updates that are philosophical in nature – something about life, work, challenges, change, etc…
you can read a lot more about fb on this link

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