Fascinating Facebook stats from Fast Company

This month’s issue of Fast Company features an infographic with some fascinating stats about Facebook. Here’s a sample:

Estimated valuation of Facebook: $50 billion

There are 610,736,920 member profiles on Facebook–one for every 11 people on the planet
24% of users live in the U.S.

Each month, the avg. user creates 90 pieces of content and spends 6 hours, 2 min., and 50 sec on the site

2010 ad revenue (estimated): $1.86 billion
2011 ad revenue (estimated): $4 billion (an increase of 114%)

Facebook is the #2 site in the U.S. (behind Google and ahead of YouTube and Yahoo)

Brands with the most “likes”:
– Coca-Cola: 21.6 million
– Starbucks: 19 million
– Oreo: 16.2 million
– Disney: 15.6 million
– Red Bull: 14.7 million

Every 60 sec., users
– Send 230,000 messages
– Update 95,000 statues
– Write 80,000 wall posts
– Tag 65,000 photos
– Share 50,000 links
– Submit 500,000 comments

In a recent survey, 65% of teens admitting to friending their parents
16% said it was a precondition of them joining the site
38% of teens have ignored a friend request from mom/dad

Zynga has created 19 games that are played by 275 million Facebook users

Want to ensure your business is making the most of Facebook? Join me for “Connecting with Your Audience on Facebook” at Ivy Tech on May 17 from 1 – 4 p.m. Email me for more information.

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