Facebook Nation Now Counts 150M, and Going Strong

Growth outside US could put networking site at 200M by spring
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 7, 2009 1:43 PM CST
Nearly half the site's users log on daily, but Facebook has yet to capitalize on that.   (Facebook)
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(Newser) – John McCain and the iPhone may be so 2008, but Facebook is going strong. The networking site now claims 150 million users, just four months after surpassing 100 million. At this rate, CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have a delightful 25th-birthday gift this spring: 200 million users. Most new members live outside the US, and popularity hasn’t translated into big revenue yet, CNET reports.

“This includes people in every continent—even Antarctica,” Zuckerberg writes of the new members. “If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth-most-populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia, and Nigeria.”