Facebook Story: From Zero to One Billion Users

On October 4, 2012, Facebook reached milestone of one billion monthly active users. TechWelkin presents an infographic showing interesting facts and figures about the Facebook story, from zero to a billion users.

Infographic title: The Facebook Story: Latest Facts and Statistics
Date produced: 12 October 2012
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Facebook facts and statistics by TechWelkin.com

Facebook News Room published the following data

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

Since Facebook launched:

  • 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.)
  • 17 billion location-tagged posts, including check-ins (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)
  • 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times – that’s about 210,000 years of music (Data was pulled on 9/11/2012, and represents song plays since the launch of music-listening applications in September 2011)

Characteristics of users joining the week Facebook hit one billion

  • 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