Congratulations are in order. Facebook recently registered their 500 millionth member. I wonder if Facebook threw that person a party like the grocery stores used to do for their 1 millionth customer?

Wow! The United States only has a touch over 300 million citizens according to Google Public Data. In a recent article on US Today, the author states that just 2 years ago, Facebook had 200 million members. So in less than 2 years, the website community has increased their population 2.5 times. The website has grown out of the universities and now 70% of Facebook’s users live outside of the United States.

In May of last year, I wrote a blog that if Facebook were a country it would be the fifth most populous country in the world. Well, Facebook has obviously passed the United States and now sits in the third position behind only China & India. I guess it’s only a matter of time before Facebook has more users than China has citizens. To supersede India, Facebook needs to double itself. Hard to believe, but totally possible since the website recently doubled itself in less than two years.