The Growth of Facebook
In today's time almost everyone in the world no matter how young or old they know what Facebook is. Facebook reached the impressive number of 150 million users in January of 2009; within weeks of reaching the number the site grew yet again to 175 million users that were consistently active on the site. The average increase in users per day was about 600,000 people during 2009. If we took all the individuals that use Facebook and formed a country with them that country would be among the ten most populated areas.
Throughout this sites entire lifetime it has enjoyed nothing but continuous and impressive growth never staying at a steady number or show signs of a decrease to come. A large amount of the increase in users is due to women users and United States residents over the age of 30. Almost 50 percent of the Facebook users are in their late 20s or older. No matter what age group is being reviewed the growth among female users is always larger than the growth of male users. International users have also been contributing to the substantial increase that Facebook sees on a regular basis.
Compared to how Facebook first began its demographic population is much more diverse and is significantly larger. The age of Facebook users is getting older and older at an alarming rate the older the site gets. It is not surprising for users to be Facebook friends with their grandparents; in fact it is a normal occurrence within the site. The number of both younger and older users is increasing just at a different speed. Out of all the different categories of Facebook members' women is the group that shows the highest increase percentages. Female Facebook users have seen increases as large as about 175%.
Facebook is all about networking and communicating with other individuals. It is believed by many that women are better communicators then men and they enjoy it more, perhaps this is one reason why their growth within Facebook is so much larger than that of the men. The amount of female users is almost double that of women.
Reviewing all the percentage growths seen in the different demographic growths found in Facebook individuals can see that all are showing increases. It does not really matter which group is increasing the most, the most important thing is that the website as a whole is getting larger and larger. The overall increase rates seen every year are always larger than the previous year. At this rate it will hardly be anyone left who is not a user of Facebook if they continue at this rate.
Sep 14, 2010