Facebook and other various social networking sites have grown to a large extent in couple of years. Starting from a small kid to aged people, everyone are eager to have an account in it. Its difficult to say for what purpose they are using it.
Facebook’s growth is mainly because of its integration of games and groups of friends. Games are the main source of income for any social networkig sites. Haven’t you played a single game on Facebook? Admit it
Many parents have started restricting their kids to join social networking sites thinking it could spoil them.
Social networking accounted for nearly 1 in every 5 minutes spent online globally in October 2011, ranking as the most engaging online activity worldwide. Social networking sites now reach 82 percent of the world’s Internet population age 15 and older that accessed the Internet from a home or work computer, representing 1.2 billion users around the globe.
In October, Facebook reached more than half (55 percent) of the world’s global audience and accounted for 1 in every 7 minutes spent online around the world and 3 in every 4 social networking minutes.
Stats do look bit scary that most of the internet users above 15yrs are on Facebook! How many of them are still kids? How does it impact on their parents? Here is a nice infographic which explains all these.