The culture of the Internet has also changed pretty dramatically over the past five years. Before, most people wouldn’t consider sharing their real identities online. But Facebook has offered a safe and trusted environment for people to interact online, which has made millions of people comfortable expressing more about themselves.
He also links the Facebook retrospective, with screencaps of how the social network has evolved the last five years. Pretty interesting actually. Yes, those are the same images posted by TechCrunch and Inside Facebook to name a few.
The latter also shares the impressive figures Facebook can throw around, should any other social network get too cocky.
15 million users update their statuses at least once each day
850 million photos are uploaded to the site each month
24 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared each month
3.5 million users become fans of Pages each day
The average user has 120 Facebook friends
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.