Yet Another Facebook Story: One In Five People On The Web

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch reports that Facebook is simply killing it.

In November 2008 Facebook drew 200 million unique worldwide visitors; more than 1 in 5 people who accessed the Internet that month visited the site. When sites are that big growth generally stagnates, but in Facebook’s case it’s still skyrocketing. In December, 222 million people visited the site says newly released Comscore stats, a 10.8% month over month growth rate. 22% of the total Internet audience went to Facebook in December.

As I mentioned previously here, FB jumped the tech scene to catch on en masse. I’m now hearing stories from friends about the intense peer pressure people are applying in regards to this site. Apparently, friends don’t let friends miss out on Facebook.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.