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Facebook Surpasses 300 Million Users- Now Cash Flow Positive

By: David Brim September 17, 2009

A few days ago Facebook announced that they hit 300 million users and they are now cash flow positive.

Other interesting facts:

  • More than 2 billion photos uploaded to the site each month
  • More than 14 million videos uploaded each month
  • More than 2 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) shared each week
  • More than 3 million events created each month
  • More than 45 million active user groups exist on the site

According to a Facebook statement, “Reaching 300 million users is an important milestone, but we feel like we are just getting started. Along with the company’s user growth, Facebook’s financial strength continues to grow even in a really tough economic climate.”

Source: Brian Solis on 9/15/09

Brian Solis is the Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning PR and New Media agency in Silicon Valley.

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About the author

David Brim

David Brim is a marketing consultant, entrepreneur and real estate investment specialist living in Orlando, Florida. He has been involved in many early stage ventures in industries spanning tech, ecommerce, real estate, and finance. He has been featured in one of the most popular entrepreneurship textbooks "Successfully Launching New Ventures" and has been interviewed on Fox, ABC and CBS about topics such as entrepreneurship and internet marketing. Professionally, his primary focus areas include online lead generation, e-commerce, and investment real estate.

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    That facebook parody is so true though, and funny as hell though!!!! I know this because I am currently a college student, lol in my third year. Speaking of those Married jokes, I know alot of girls who do that too, lol!

    Till then,

    Jean

  • David Brim


    @Jean

    I’m glad you liked the facebook parody video. I’ve seen it so many times and I still crack up.

    I agree with your comment about the married jokes…I know more girls that do that than guys.

    Here’s another funny facebook video you should check out if you haven’t:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvepYYNjfBk

    thanks for commenting

    David

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    @Used tires– you are right I am also in collage. I have same experience like that.

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    LOL I loved that one too David, gotta love college humor content =D thanks for sharing man!!! =D

    Till then,

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  • David Brim


    @jean

    no problem…glad you liked it! It’s so dramatic….lol

    thanks for commenting guys

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    so facebook is really addicting. ill look at people’s profiles — people i hate, people i like, and go through their pictures and wall-to-walls for hours on end… i’ll go take pointless quizzes and add those stupid facebook applications….

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    i could go dance, or go to the gym, or read a book or do housework, but i choose to do this…the only things that surpass facebook stalking are if i have to go somewhere or meet up with friends or a good movie’s on tv….

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    maybe in another year or two. facebook kind of passed myspace after 3 years ish….who knows. maybe for my generation we’ll stop at facebook and another will like the new one the best.

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    I am looking for a market that will provide an investment property at a price in which the cash flow will be positive after 100% financing, and renting. Where can I find housing prices and rental prices that are good enough to make a cash flow positive.Thanks.

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    facebook is really a great community of users. now it have approx 300 Million Users…

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    myspace is more socialable and fun, wheras facebook has more people on the UK so more likely to find friends there and has some better programs to use. depends on what you want . i prefer both. simple…..

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    Hi,
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    Wow, 300 million users is amazing. It is also amazing that it took that many users to make them cash flow positive. I guess that just goes to show how much advertising goes into making a site so popular.

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    I hate, people i like, and go through their pictures and wall-to-walls for hours on end… i’ll go take pointless quizzes and add those stupid face book applications….

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    facebook has more people on the UK so more likely to find friends there and has some better programs to use. depends on what you want . i prefer both. simple.

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    Facebook is the biggest social networking site out of the world. It’s second site who get the maximum visitors after google. facebook have the variours options to make it better that others.

    Facebook Rocking Guys..

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    Facebook is very popular and 2nd website who is popular in terms of visitors..

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    Do you think that is going to work?

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