Who in the world isn’t on Facebook?


From a recent article on the CNN website:

Seriously … at this point, who’s not on Facebook?

Grandmas are commenting on their teen grandkids’ angst-ridden status updates. One of your grade-school teachers wants you to join their mafia.

Candidates for the Planning and Zoning Commission have fan pages. So does actor Will Arnett’s voice. Not Will Arnett. Just his voice.

On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the site hit a half-billion active users.

That’s nearly five times as many people as watched this year’s Super Bowl — the most popular television broadcast ever — and about four times as many people as voted in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

People spend more than 700 billion minutes per month on the site and, according to Facebook, 400 million of them have logged in during the past month. Keep in mind there are only 309 million people in the United States — total.

So, seriously … who’s left?

Read the full article here.

HT: Mark Sayers

2 thoughts on “Who in the world isn’t on Facebook?

  1. I guess the vast majority of the world’s population who don’t have internet access and those who have to deal with more pressing life-or-death concerns than whether or not to help a buddy out on Mafia Wars…


  2. True – but I think Facebook will be after them as well eventually.As the article concludes:"Is one billion users possible? With revenue approaching $1 billion and extensive efforts underway in mobile that can help Facebook extend its reach in the developing world, it certainly can’t be ruled out,"I’m not sure how I feel about this really – like you say, aren’t there more pressing issues that we need to solve first?


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