Waiting for Facebook to reach 1 billion users is just about as interesting as watching someone else play a video game or reading someone’s Facebook status about someone playing a game. It does absolutely nothing for me.
While the aggregate number of Facebook users seem substantial, it’s actually the component numbers in the tally that makes for an interesting browse.
Yesterday, while skimming through dozens of pages on Facebook user statistics, I came across Social Bakers list of countries on Facebook and started looking at movements in Facebook user stats over different periods of time. Now, before I go further, let me say that I do not know how accurate Social Bakers stats are and I was merely looking for interesting upward or downward movements.
First, looking at growth in Facebook users by country over a period of six months, it is surprising to note a couple of things.