One of the most used and popular social networking sites in present times, Facebook allows computer users to send private messages and keep in touch with their friends and loved ones. The site was developed by Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Chris Hughes. As of 2008, the revenues posted by the owner and operator of the site was $300 million. It is the most famous social networking page in English-speaking countries like the Great Britain, United States and Canada. Some of the awards won by the operator of this site are the 2008 Webby Awards’ People’s Voice Award and the 2007 PC Magazine’s Top 100 Classic Websites. To identify the size of the site, let us look at the total number of people using Facebook.
The Size of Facebook
How big is Facebook? On April 8, 2009, the management of the social networking page announced that the 200 millionth user opened an account at Facebook. The company started the year with 150 million users. With that growth rate, it is important to identify the factors that contributed to the improving performance of this website.
Additional Facts and Interesting Details
One of the most interesting features of this website is it offers numerous applications like games. As of July 23, 2008, the number of applications featured at the site is had increased from 7,000 in November 2007 to 33,000. Because of the applications, the operator of Facebook launched features that can be connected to some video game consoles like the Nintendo DSi and Xbox 360.
Aside from applications, another feature of the site is the publisher. This feature allows computer users to post messages and other information on the wall of their pages as well as on the wall of their friends. In addition to the publishers, computer users can also see the news feed feature when they open their pages. This feature keeps users updated with the activities of their friends.
Like other social networking sites, Facebook also allows computer users to upload pictures and videos in their profiles. Additionally, many people prefer this site than other social networking pages because it has a chat feature. While trying the various applications, users can converse with their friends and loved ones.
Facebook users can access the site through their mobile phones. Some smartphones have Facebook services that can be used by using the web browser or other related applications. Aside from smartphones, some models of Nokia and BlackBerry also features Facebook access.