Facebook’s first billion: the numbers

Statistics from FB Newsroom

Facebook reached 1 billion monthly active users on September 14 at 12.45 PM Pacific time.

Since Facebook launched, we’ve seen:

  • Over 1.13 trillion likes since launch in February 2009
  • 140.3 billion friend connections
  • 219 billion photos uploaded
    • Data was pulled on 9/10/2012, and represents the total # of photos currently on this site – in other words, it excludes deleted photos.  If we wanted to include all photos ever uploaded, the estimate we have is 265 billion. Photo uploading launched fall 2005.
    • Includes location-tagged posts as well as check-ins. Data was pulled 9/10/2012, and represents total location-tagged posts & check-ins since launch of the product in August 2010
    • Data was pulled on 9/11/2012, and represents song plays since the launch of music-listening applications in September 2011
  • 17 billion location-tagged posts, including check-ins
  • 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times – that’s about 210,000 years of music

Characteristics of users joining the week Facebook hit 1B

  • The median age of the user is about 22
  • The top five countries where people connected from at the time we reached this milestone were Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States (NOTE: in alphabetical order)
  • Facebook now has 600M mobile users

Characteristics of users joining the week Facebook hit 500M users (July 2010)

  • The median age of the user at that time was about 23
  • Top five countries where people connected from at the time we reached this milestone were Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States (NOTE: in alphabetical order)
  • Users signing up at this time now have an average of 305 friends

Characteristics of users joining the week we hit 100M (August 2008)

  • The median age of the user at that time was about 26
  • The top five countries where people connected from at the time we reached this milestone were Chile, France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States (NOTE: in alphabetical order)
  • The user signing up at this time now has an average 334 friends

Characteristics of users joining the week Facebook hit 50M users (October 2007)

  • The median age of the user signing up at this time was about 26
  • Top five countries where people connected from at the time we reached this milestone were Australia, Canada, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States (NOTE: in alphabetical order)
  • Users signing up at this time now have an average of 321 friends

Characteristics of users joining the week Facebook hit 25M users (January 2006)

  • The median age of users signing up at that time was about 19
  • The top five countries where people connected from at the time we reached this milestone were Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States (NOTE: in alphabetical order)
  • Users who signed up at this time now have an average of 598 friends
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