If Facebook Were A Country, It Would Be The Third Largest In The World

If you know of anyone that still thinks Social Networking is a fad, or not worth investing in for the long term growth of your business, or as part of your outreach efforts for a nonprofit, have them watch the video below.

The most interesting stats to me were the following:

1. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world

2. 80% of companies are using social media for recruitment and 95% are using LinkedIn

3. The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year old females

4. Some universities have stopped distributing email accounts, because Generation Y and Z consider email passe’.

5. 50% of the world’s population is under age 30.

One Response to If Facebook Were A Country, It Would Be The Third Largest In The World

  1. Bob says:

    I really don’t buy into the “country” analogy. If you are a resident of a “country,” it is a full time 24/7 position. Facebook, on average, is more of a :15 minute/day part time relationship (sure, some are on for 3+ hours but many don’t log in for days on end). Facebook is also a very limited “world,” compared to a “country” which is vast and complex (touching every fiber of someone).

    You can live without Facebook. You can’t really live without your country.

    Facebook is more like Cigarettes. It’s addictive, it’s gratifying, it’s fulfilling in a superficial way. It may not be so great for your overall health and well being (as your personal data is appropriated and used in ways you never imagined.

    Fortunately, it’s the internet, and all things fade. In 10 years, it’s doubtful we’ll have Facebook walls…we’ll have something else, perhaps it will be something that enhances our realworld experiences more than our virtual faux-social ones?

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