Facebook almost as big as Africa


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The social networking site now connects almost 1/7 of the world population

MANILA, Philippines – What does Facebook have in common with the African continent and the Indian subcontinent? Each has a population of around a billion.

Tech blog Mashable reported that the popular social networking site is set to hit the 1 billion user mark by August 2012.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg delivers a speech (Source: Zuckerberg's photo album on Facebook)

In September 2011, Mashable reported, the social networking company claimed it already had 800 million users.

This means Facebook now connects almost 1/7 of the entire global population, which experts said hit the 7 billion mark late in 2011.

Of course, the number of users in the virtual world may not necessarily be equal to population size in the real world, as many people also maintain multiple accounts.

Latest data show that there are already 27 million Filipinos on Facebook.

Here’s the story on Mashable for more. – Rappler.com

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