I was shocked when I read for the first time that if Facebook were a country, they would have been the third largest country in the world! But according to the Huffington Post, this has changed, and changed for better!
“If Facebook were a country, it would be the most populous nation on earth.The huge social network said Wednesday that 1.39 billion people log in to Facebook each month to scroll their News Feeds, communicate with friends and look at photos.That’s more than the entire population of China, the world’s most populous country, which the CIA last estimated to have 1.36 billion people.” – The Huffington Post.
The growth is not only in online users, financially, Facebook is doing very well.
“Facebook reported revenue of $3.85 billion for the three months ending in December, up 49 percent over the same period last year. The company’s stock is trading at $76.24, up nearly 22 percent over the last 12 months.” The Huffington Post.
It was not long ago that Mark Z. was happy to announce that if Facebook were a country it would be the 8th largest in the world….
So far Facebook is doing very well, but other social media companies were not so successful, like Orkut – Google’s project lunched in 2004 – that did very well but was not able to retain “its citizens”.
The same faith for social media Friendster, MySpace, YahooBuzz, Ello (sorry, but I never heard about Ello until now…) and finally, Google Plus. From all of them only Ello and Google Plus are active. But none of them were able to take Facebook platform. But it does not mean that a new social media company, maybe boosted by Google or other corporation, will not launch something new with an innovation appeal that will change the landscape of the social media world. (6 Social Media Networks that just couldn’t make it happen)
Let’s see what would be the demographic of Facebook in the next 5 years. So far, Facebook achieved what other were unable to achieve: connect with people…