Published on October 4th, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper0
Facebook Now Has One Billion Users (Not Counting Fake Accounts)
Facebook has finally hit 1 billion accounts as reported to NBC’s Today Thursday. The actual numbers do not include the large amount of fake accounts, which constituted about 8.7 percent of users as of early August.
Facebook’s growth has been very consistent for the last couple of years, hitting 955 million active users this past August. Facebook began a serious crackdown on fake accounts last week If the 8.7 percent of fake accounts are true then there are 95 million fake accounts on Facebook by now.
But to put that billion in retrospect, that’s the entire estimated population of the world in 1800, or more than the combined current populations of the US, Indonesia, Brazil, and Pakistan. Less than nine years ago, no one was on Facebook; now, more than one in seven people in the world are! Mindblown!