If Facebook were a country, it would become the world’s third most populated — surpassing the United States by more than 18 million. While having more than 325 million users worldwide is impressive, it’s how fast Facebook is growing that is making headlines.
As we all know, Facebook is the most popular social networking site. The company, which was founded in 2004, has seen a study increase in users since its site launched. However, this year alone, the site’s user accounts have more than doubled. In January the site had a reported 150 million users. In September, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social-networking site had hit 300 million users. Since then AllFacebook.com is reporting that there are more than 325 million active users.
“According to Facebook’s own advertising statistics, the company is now beyond 325 million users and continuing to grow,” said Nick O’Neill, an AllFacebook.com reporter. ” The story has become relatively repetitive at this point: Facebook is growing like a weed and doesn’t appear to be slowing.”
The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a survey last week, which said the average age of Facebook users has grown from 26 to 33. The site’s rapid growth this year is likely linked with the embrace of social media sites through mainstream media networks.