O’Reilly: Updated Facebook Usage Stats

Updated with data up to April 15, 2009
Summary:
Current active users worldwide:
193+ million
Share of active users for North America:
38% (=74.34 mio): 41% Male | 56% Female | 3% Decline to state
Most quoted fact on Facebook user growth:
The fastest growing group are Women over 55.
The O’Reilly numbers confirm it, but it also shows that the age groups left and right of the 55 – 59 bracket also grow very fast!

 

Posted by Birgit Pauli-Haack

Since 1998 Birgit Pauli-Haack has worked with nonprofits as a web developer, a technology strategist, a trainer and community organizer. She founded Pauli Systems, LC in 2002, now a team of six. It is a 100% distributed company. Since 2010, her team has used WordPress to build new nonprofit sites and applications. In her spare time, Birgit serves as a deputy with the WordPress Global Community team, as a WordPress Meetup organizer and a Tech4Good organizer.