Facebook Turns 5

Chris —  February 4, 2009 — Leave a comment


Everyone’s favorite social network turns 5 years old today.  It’s come a long way the past few years, a lot of people never thought it could catch up to the mighty MySpace.  In order to celebrate FaceBook has added a special free gift in their gift shop to give to people.  I can’t believe that my son and FaceBook are the same age. Checkout this great post that shows facebook through the years: FaceBook turns 5.

For those that don’t think FaceBook is the powerhouse that it is here are a few stats:

  • 15 million users update their statuses at least once each day
  • 850 million photos are uploaded to the site each month
  • 24 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared each month
  • 3.5 million users become fans of Pages each day
  • The average user has 120 Facebook friends

Those just blow me away. It’s an amazing tool for connecting people.  We recently had a tragedy strike our ministry and it was amazing to see people supporting and lifting each other up there.

How are you using it in your ministry?


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