The good news for
Facebook is that it officially surpassed the 900 million-user
mark earlier this year. The "bad" news is that the social network is growing slower than in years
While it’s hard to undermine just how monumental a figure 900
million users really is, it’s also important to know that rapid growth has
heretofore been Facebook’s primary means of generating revenue. And while it
only took the site about five months to go from 800 million to 900
million worldwide users, it took just three months to expand from 700 million
to 800 million.
still the top dog in terms of social networking and, really, a lot of other things
on the Internet.
Each of the 901 million Facebook users is worth
$1.21 for the company, which shows a 6-percent increase from this time last
year. Moreover, 532 million of them are considered “daily active users,” which
is up from just 372 million a year ago.
Plus, the site is still valued at more than $100 billion,
and Q1 revenue was up from this time last year, although it did see a slight
net income decrease due to additional operating costs.