A decade back people hardly knew about the relevance of networking sites and their impact on the society at large. 21st century has seen tremendous evolution as far as networking sites are concerned. ‘Facebook’, ‘Twitter’, ‘Orkut’, ‘Google+’ and many more sites has become a household name.
Of the lot ‘Facebook’ has taken us by a storm. Some 8-9 years back when Facebook was launched in the year 2004, no one had expected it to crack up some one billion users but such has been the popularity of this site that soul searching was necessary to find out the reasons behind this Euphoria; sharing of pictures, music, meeting up with old school/college friends, automatic notifications of the friends activities, following some of the world’s best know personalities and commenting on various socio-economic issues are just a few rationale which assimilates us with ‘Facebook’. The site was invented by some of the Harvard students and initially it had limited memberships. The website had its first IPO launched in the year 2012 when it received $16bn offering. In order to continue the discussions we will disclose the top 3 countries in 2013 with most facebook users:
With having an overall population of more than 120 billion India takes a close third position to Brazil accounting for almost 62 million registered accounts. The concentration of population with social networking sites is very low as one out of 20 holds a registered account in the country which is equivalent to a poultry total of 5%. Although the overall internet users in the country remain on the higher side with 69%. While a large chunk of the age group between 18-24 years accounts for a massive 48% of the total facebook users in the country, it is the sex variances that remain pretty interesting; Men lead the pack with almost 75% while the fairer sex holds forte with a meager 25%.
Brazil holds the second spot after US with 66 million registered accounts. With having a population size of 196 million it is seen that almost one-third of the population is using this social networking site. The overall internet users in the country are around 84%. The biggest age group is considered to be the 18-24 years which accounts for almost 21% of the total facebook users in the country. The sex variances are also minimal; male are accounting for 46% of the total users while female are accounting for almost 54%.
1. United States
Nothing of a surprise to know that USA holds the top position when it comes to facebook users in 2013. The reason is pretty obvious USA has a supremely well-built technological standard which helps it to connect with almost every 2nd person in the society. At present around 165 million people are using this social network sites in US which accounts for almost 53% of the total population and around 71% of the total internet users in the country. The biggest age group is considered to be the 25-35 years which accounts for almost 25% of the total facebook users in US. The sex variances are pretty minimal; while male accounts for 45% of the users it is the fairer sex that is dominating with 55%.