Obsessed with Facebook Infographic

Facebook has been around for over 5 years now and during that time we have collected some pretty interesting statistics about who uses it and how it is used. As of 2011 there are over 500 million active Facebook users, which basically means that every man and his dog is using it (I actually know of a few dogs that use Facebook regularly). OnlineSchools.org has put together this great infographic which clearly shows just how obsessed we all are with Facebook.

I found it interesting that “facebook, “facebook login” and “facebook.com” were among the top 5 most searched terms in the US in 2010. Did these people forget Facebook’s website address? Another interesting and disturbing fact I discovered is that more than half of us talk to people online more often than we do in real life. Why spend time and effort trying to organise a time to meet up with your friends when you can send them a message online with a click of a mouse?

Looking at these statistics it’s clear that Facebook has become more of a way of life than a website. It will be interesting to see how it grows and develops in the years to come. I’d like to write more in this article but I’m being overcome by a strong urge to check my Facebook. Sorry guys, hope you understand!

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Adham Dannaway

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  1. Libby Fisher on January 20, 2011

    Awesome post, Adham! I knew that Facebook is really popular and a lot of people are obsessed with it, but I didnt realize just how bad it was. 🙂 That said – it is always shocking to meet someone who is NOT on facebook, so maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised! 🙂

  2. Cre8ive Commando on January 22, 2011

    I’m actually surprised that only 1 in 13 people on earth are on Facebook. I thought it would be more. I guess there is still a large bunch of people who are not really on the internet yet. In the future I think that this number will definitely increase unless Facebook does something very wrong or another competitor comes up with an idea that people like a lot more.


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