Wow I thought having 2000 users on a website was an accomplishment, but can you even imagine 100 million! That is just crazy! I can’t imagine how hard it is to manage all the data for all of those users, not to mention scale the site that has that many users. I really was not even aware that Facebook hit 100 million users until I saw a thing for a free 100M gift on my main page. Go see if the gift is still available, you are only allowed to give it to 1 person though.
I remember when I was in college and everyone saying, “I’ll Myspace you!”. Now it seems everyone is saying, “I’ll Facebook you!”. Since I first found out about Facebook I liked it a lot more than Myspace. It had that clean look, you could find people you were going to school with or went to school with and most importantly there were none of the errors that were all over Myspace.
At the beginning Facebook was only limited to College’s but in September of 2006 it was opened up to everyone over the age of 13. That is when the user base really started to take off as you can see from the graph below.
In the fall of 2007 Facebook was signing up over 1 million users a week! That’s 200,000 daily!! Talk about growth! We all also remember when Microsoft bought 1.6 percent of Facebook for $240 million! That meant Facebook was valued at over $15 billion making them the 5th most valuable US internet company!
Congrats on 100 million users Facebook! If you haven’t already add me on Facebook.