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Random Wikipedia Fact #10

Random Wikipedia Fact #10

Facebook
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(Approximate numbers as of January 2008)

Active users: Over 60 million
Daily new user average: 250,000
Page views: Over 65 billion per month
Searches: Over 500 million per month
Search index size: 200GB
Largest countries: US, Canada, UK
Remaining top 10 countries in order of active users (outside of the U.S., Canada and UK): Australia, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, France, Hong Kong.
Largest networks: London, UK: 2,000,124 and Toronto, Canada: 1,012,604
Largest United States college networks: The Ohio State University: 72,144, University of Minnesota: 72,288, Texas A&M University: 76,014, Penn State University: 97,448
Traffic rank: 7th
Photos: 1.7 billion (which averages to about 44 photos per user)
On March 2, 2007, a poll conducted by eMarketer.com of American youths in the United States discovered Facebook was the most viewed site among all respondents with more females aged 17-25 (69%) visiting the site than males (56%).
In 2007, the word “facebook” came in 2nd on Merriam-Webster’s Words of the Year.

Um.. The technical population of Toronto is around 2.5 million (though I’d imagine many Greater Toronto Areas save themselves the embarrassment of being in the “Mississauga” network and just put Toronto).. so thats like 40% of Toronto. And the fact that Canada ranks 2nd despite a population that is less than California is very interesting…

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