Since 2010, PayPal has been one of the main methods of payment for Facebook developers. But as Facebook grows, the company is changing its PayPal policies for new developers in emerging markets, such as China, Brazil, and India. According to TechCrunch, developers in several countries must show extra identification as a means of authentication, such as photo IDs or incorporation papers, in order to be paid via direct deposit.
Facebook is increasingly becoming an international phenomenon, as Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that his goal for the company is to connect the world. While that might take a while, Facebook is rapidly growing in countries such as Brazil, South Korea, and Russia, according to new data from sister company Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats).
Despite initiatives by Facebook aimed at stamping out fake profiles and pages, the process has been slow, and the issues still remain. Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson spoke with Business Insider about what the social network is doing about the problem.
In January 2010, Facebook had just 337 million users — a figure that has ballooned to roughly 1 billion this year. While Facebook is still most popular in the U.S., the social network has grown in leaps in bounds in countries such as Brazil and India over the past three years. An infographic from Socialbakers illustrates how the demographics of Facebook have changed since 2010.
By now, many people know that Facebook’s headquarters are located in Menlo Park, Calif., just south of San Francisco. But the company has far-flung offices in Ireland, Luxembourg, and India, among several other places. An infographic from BusinessProfiles.com shows where Facebook’s 67 affiliates are located.
As Facebook shoots past 1 billion users, countries all over the world are becoming more plugged in to the social network. People in Brazil, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and India love Facebook, as there has been 41 percent growth in those countries this year, according to a new infographic from BestFreeOnline.
If you were asked to guess which country had the highest percentage of users of Opera mobile Web browser Opera Mini users accessing Facebook in October, would you have come up with Macau?
Facebook representatives have been traveling throughout Asia, trying to boost the social network’s numbers all over the continent. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is getting people in India to sign up for the site by offering them a bonus: calling credits.
Facebook Tops 1B Monthly Active Users; Mark Zuckerberg Speaks With NBC’s Matt Lauer, ‘Bloomberg Businessweek’; New Agency Of Record Wieden & Kennedy Debuts ‘The Things That Connect Us’
Facebook officially reached 1 billion monthly active users Sept. 14 at 12:45 p.m. PT, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed in a post on the social network’s Newsroom, as well as in an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, and in a cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek.