This evening I spent the better half of an hour watching a French documentary about the growth of Facebook and the impact it’s having on the world. It’s one of the better documentaries that I have seen so far and it’s definitely worth watching. One thing that stood out to me during the documentary is that they continuously state that there are 150 million users on the site. According to Facebook, they have over 130 million users and based on their ad platform, there are over 133 million users.
Whatever the number exactly is, it is significant. If Facebook keeps growing at this rate, we could see close to half a billion users by the end of next year. While we will have to wait and see what actually happens, if it reaches that number, Facebook will have reached over one third of the global internet population and close to one tenth of the world’s population. Check out the documentary below, which is broken out into four segments. Make sure to turn on the closed captions if you don’t speak French.
Apparently the overly sensationalized documentary wasn’t received well by most viewers. Check out the comments for more. Also, my lack of ability to accurately interpret the French commentary resulted in an inaccurate interpretation. I’ll leave you, the viewer, to determine whether or not this was a good documentary.