May 19, 2022

Social Networking: Facebook Closes In On 700 Million Users

Just Wow!

From Business Insider:

Facebook is just about to reach 700 million users, according to Socialbakers, a blog that tracks Facebook statistics.

The countries that contributed most to the growth were emerging countries, especially Brazil, Indonesia and India. Brazil and India are interesting because they’re huge and have other social networks. If Facebook dominates there, it can grow that much faster and dominate that much more.

Read More at Socialbakers (Includes Chart)

Note: During the Month of May,2011 Facebook Growth in Brazil is Estimated at Close to 2 Million New Users

See Also: Facebook Statistics By Country

See Also: “With Orkut’s Network Breached, Facebook Nears 700 Million Users” (via The Atlantic)

See Also: Comparisons: Estimates for Number of Twitter Users Vary and Can Get Complicated (More Here via AllTwitter)
Bottom Line: Somewhere between 200 and 300 million users.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.