Facebook can’t legally get into China, but in a few years, the social network might be bigger than the country. A new blog post from Pingdom suggests that by 2016, there might be more people with profiles on Facebook than living in China, making Facebook larger than any country in the world.
Who is on Facebook? That’s what Web monitoring service Pingdom wanted to know. We know that Facebook users span all ages, from teens to seniors, but Pingdom wanted to find out what the demographic breakdown is on the social network (as well as other social media sites). The company found out that most Facebook users are actually 35 or older.
You’ve seen those Facebook like buttons pretty much everywhere you surf the web. But just how widespread is Facebook integration? According to web monitoring service Pingdom, 24.3 percent of Alexa’s top 10,000 websites have some kind of official Facebook interaction.
Citizens of Cyprus love their Facebook: Pingdom posted a chart featuring the top 10 countries in terms of percentage of Facebook adoption, and the Mediterranean island republic topped the list at a staggering 69 percent of its population and 95 percent of its Internet users.
An interesting statistic provided in a report by Pingdom earlier today, shows that Facebook now generates over 10 times as many pageviews as MySpace, bringing in a whopping 260 billion page views per month. The latest numbers were surfaced using the Google ad planner which provides traffic estimates for practically every site on the web. When comparing other social networks in terms of page views, there is no longer any comparison between Facebook and other sites on the web.