Facebook Continues Torrid Growth
That total is up from the 130 million Facebook reached earlier this month, putting its current growth rate at more than 600,000 users a day, by the estimation of Inside Facebook blogger Justin Smith. It crossed 100 million users in August.
Most of that growth--about 70%--continues to be outside the U.S. Inside Facebook pointed out that growth has been especially explosive in Italy, where users have jumped from 572,000 in July to 4.9 million now.
When it comes to engagement, Facebook provided an array of figures: 2.5 million users become fans of Facebook Pages each day; 15 million pieces of content are shared each month; 4 million videos are uploaded each month; and 19 million active groups exist on the site.--Mark Walsh