Half of UK Population Now Like Facebook

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Facebook continues to grow, last year it was reported that half a billion people were members with the social networking site. Now in the UK over half of the country’s population are members of the site.

An article over at T3.com by Luke Johnson is reporting that Joanna Shields, who is the sites’ Europe Vice President, has said they have reached 30 million members in the UK. She added that Facebook were “really excited” with the news.

Facebook only hit the 150 millionth mark worldwide back in January 2009. Last July figures for the UK were 26 million users, so in only eight months have added a further 4 million users. Other figures which were revealed is that the average user has 130 friends, and shares links with them from media sites often. These media companies are seeing great benefits with this practice.

Another study has found that users generate 90 items of unique content every month. Half of the global Facebook members visit the site every day. In an average month 700 billion minutes of time is spent by users on the site. This would take one person 1.3 million years to accumulate.

Meanwhile General Atlantic LLC has agreed to buy a small stake in Facebook which values it at around $65 billion dollars according to an article on Bloomberg by Jason Kelly. The deal sees General Atlantic buying 2.5 million shares from ex Facebook employees.

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