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If some new estimates revealed today are accurate, Facebook could generate between $1 billion and $1.1 billion in revenue this year, a big increase over the $710 million estimate from The Wall Street Journal a few months ago. In fact, the world's largest social network could have made between $600-$700 million in 2009. The estimation and legwork, performed by Inside Facebook , provides the clearest picture yet into a very hazy topic: Facebook's finances.
Welcome back, blokes and birds, to the third installment of our Facebook English Speaking Demographic Series . While our own Marty Weintraub and Merry Morud kick it in the land of tea and crumpets , we’ll be diving into some intense Facebook segments and user inventory, from sexuality to cocktails, Spice Girls to blue collar trades and everything in between. Hold onto your bowler hats and petticoats… we’re off to the United Kingdom!
Research from website-monitoring.com showed up some pretty stunning figures for Facebook visitors. Facebook has 400million active members half of whom sign in every day and spend an average time of 55 minutes browsing the site. They also ranked countries by number of Facebook users. And though the USA was predictably first - the UK was an impressive second, especially considering the UK's much smaller population. See graphic above. We divided the number of facebook users in each of the countries by the total population of each of those countries to get an idea of Facebook's penetration.
Following the interesting recent research conducted by Nielsen, we thought our readers would like an update on UK Facebook stats for June 2011 and the UK Social Media Scene in general. As we have been working in Social Media for over three years now we can reflect on the growth of social networks and look back in amazement at the figures. The graphs don’t fail to impress and as ever we have some interesting facts for you… Overall Worldwide Users As it is well reported, Facebook is still by far the most popular and well used Social Network both here in the UK and worldwide.
Interactions on the web are increasingly distributed and new applications (and campaigns ) must be built with a decentralized model in mind. As web apps become increasingly ubiquitous, Apple’s expression, â€œthere’s an app for thatâ€ rings truer than ever. In such an environment, first mover advantage becomes increasingly important as early traction can compound quickly via network effects. One thing that jumps out to me is that the creation of social identity on new systems (such as profiles, personalization and identity) has not really improved.