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Facebook’s Active Users Dwarf Most Continents’ Total Internet Users

While we were busy listening to all the Spotify coverage at F8 a few weeks back, the Zuck let a little something else slip that we missed at first: Facebook’s active user base is now over 800 million strong. Let that number sink in. 800 million. It’s utterly massive. How massive? One website crunched the numbers and found that the Facebook of 2011 is as big as the entire Internet of 2004 and a whole host of other things.

Just to play the devil’s advocate, we’d like to point out that theInternet usage stats that Royal Pingdom linked to shows that the Web crossed the 800 million mark around October 2004, but we get their point nonetheless. Some other fun bits: Facebook’s user base is larger than any continent’s Internet population except for Asia’s, and Facebook users outnumber the combined population of Russia and all of Europe combined! Plus, Facebook citizens outnumber US citizens 2.5 times over. When you put it that way, Google+’s 30 million-plus users suddenly don’t seem quite as impressive…

 

Original Post by Brad Chacos, Reposted Courtesy of Maximum PC – Covering everything from hi-end gaming PCs to tablets, peripherals and home theater rigs, Maximum PC’s print and Web editions stay one step ahead of the fast-changing world of everything computer and computing related. Whether its the latest on building your own desktop system, reviews of the latest laptops and accessories, or roundups of the games and software that make your machine go, Maximum PC brings it to you with news, reviews, and years of expertise. TechnoBuffalo is thrilled to bring you the best of Maximum PC right here on our own pages to keep you immersed in all things digital.


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