How Many People Use Facebook?

As of April 2012, Facebook had over 900 million users, with some analysts predicting that the social media site would reach the one billion user mark later in the year. In the US alone, there were 156 million members in the spring of 2012, with about 70% of all US. Internet users having an account. In May 2011, people spent 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook.

More Facebook facts:

  • Growth of new memberships has slowed in some countries, including the UK and US. Increased growth is found in countries where social media participation has not yet peaked, such as India.

  • In the spring of 2012, Bangkok, Thailand had more Facebook users than any other city in the world, with over 8.6 million accounts. New York was the top ranking US city, with over 3.4 million users.

  • Over 50% of employers in the UK have banned Facebook from their office computers.
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