Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Facebook Listens to its Users

No doubt you've already heard this morning that Facebook has backed down on its new terms of service, largely as a result of user comments. I did find it interesting that Zuckerberg said today that "if Facebook were a country, it would be the sixth most populated country in the world." A little more than a month ago, if Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated country in the world. Is Facebook really growing that fast? I know it seems that way to me at least--in the last few weeks I've gotten so many requests from grade school friends, high school friends, and even people that didn't like me at all. That's a weird phenomenon unto itself, but still, it's pretty evident that the Facebookiverse is growing at an impressive rate.

2 comments:

Alex Grigg said...

Yes, for some reason Facebook is exploding. I keep hearing that half a million new people a day are signing up and the numbers seem to be correct, although that has to level off at some point. This is a blog post from Deceember about it: http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2008/12/facebook-growing-by-600000-users-a-day.html.

Stacey Greenwell said...

Yeah, you'd think eventually *everyone* will be on Facebook. I have heard of a new phenomenon that might have a slight effect on the numbers: some users are creating two accounts, one for work and one for personal use.