Facebook’s numbers are epic. It has more monthly users worldwide than most continents have people.
Facebook, which celebrates its 10th anniversary Tuesday, says worldwide it has 757 million daily active users. Of those 19 per cent are in the U.S. and Canada, so that’s more than 143 million people checking Facebook daily.
People who have Facebook profiles listed as living in Canada total 19,200,000 people, with 2,600,000 listed in the GTA.
And then there are monthly users — Facebook claims 1.23 billion of them. That’s more people than live in any country but China. In fact, Facebook is beyond comparing to nations and is more continental in magnitude. Facebook’s monthly user population is larger than six of the seven continents, only behind Asia.
Facebook’s monthly user total is about the population of all of North America and Europe combined.
But all those numbers pale behind this one factoid from Facebook: About 400 billion photos have been shared on Facebook.
That’s lots of selfies.
To commemorate the occasion, Facebook launched a ‘look back’ video feature that displays momentous events in a Facebook user’s life. Click here to generate your own.
If you printed them out four to a page on regular-sized sheets of paper and put the 100 billion sheets end to end, they would stretch for about 17 million miles. That’s enough snapshots to reach to the moon and back 34 times.
And it all started ten years ago in a dorm room.