Facebook hits 500 million user milestone

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Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that the social network has 500 million active users, a figure that puts MySpace, Ning, LinkedIn, and even Twitter to shame. Facebook continues its impressive growth, adding 100 million users since February and boasts of the following the statistics:

  • 500 million active users
  • 50% of users login on any given day
  • People spend 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  • More than 25 billion pieces of content (links to news stories and blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared each month
  • More than 100 million active users currently acces Facebook through their mobile devices

Whether you like Facebook or not, those stats are undeniably impressive and assure Facebook its title of social networking king for the foreseeable future.  Though its #1 position is solidified, the next six months will be interesting to watch. Will Facebook continue its exponential growth to one billion and beyond, or has it reached its plateau? While we wait to find out, you can spend some of those 500 billion monthly minutes checking out BGR’s Facebook page

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