Facebook is a social networking service launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook Inc. According to the infographics below from the date of February 2004 to March 31, 2012 Facebook have 835 million live users (it was 664 Million the previous year before March 31, 2011). From a record of Wikipedia I found that more than half of these users are using Facebook from mobile devices.
The Infographics below explains the geographical counting of live Facebook users around world, Europe is at the top with the live user of 200 Million, and in second it is Asia with 195 Million users followed by North America with 175 Million users and South America with 112 Million users.
Guess what, Facebook is much famous among girls. Yes, 57% of total users are girls and only 43% of total users are boys. It might be because sometime you find fake ids with girls profile. In March 2011 it was reported that Facebook removes approximately 20,000 profiles from the site every day for various infractions, including spam, inappropriate content and underage use, as part of its efforts to boost cyber security.
Facebook is obviously the most popular top sites social networking sites among other similar sites. From an external record Alexa page ranking of Facebook is at #2, Quantcanst ranks the website 2nd in the US traffic and Compete.com ranks it 2nd in the US. Below infographics also explains that Facebook accounts for one out every eleven internet visits and one out of every 5 page views.
A Facebook user in average spends 20 minutes in every visits of his Facebook account. With this average time, time spent per person per month becomes seven hours forty-five minutes and forty-nine seconds (most probably it is the only website where people love to spend their most time).
Effects of Facebook Timeline on Brands
Facebook announced timeline in the end of 2011, starting first form New Zealand. After Facebook started the concept of new timeline, it created a different fashion of viewing own profile and also managing pictures, videos and other updates. Facebook timeline increased video and photo engagement by 65% with 46% more engagement per post and 14% more fan engagement, obviously it was revolutionary concept of Facebook. It says Facebook must have launched timeline concept to increase video and photo engagement.
Luckily, there is a quick trick using which you can disable your Facebook timeline temporarily.