New numbers on Facebook, Platform growth

Facebook released some new statistics today on overall growth, user demographics and engagement, international growth, and the Facebook Platform. Some notable numbers:

  • Facebook now has more than 42 million active users (double the number one year ago when it opened up registration and growing at more than 200,000 per day since January)
  • More than half of Facebook users are outside of college (85 percent of US college students still use Facebook)
  • More than half of active users return daily (users spend an average of 20 minutes on the site per day)
  • Facebook is the top photo sharing application on the Web
  • There are more than 6 million active user groups on the site
  • More than 80% of Facebook members have used at least one application built on the Facebook Platform

It’s quite impressive that 80%, or over 33 million, of Facebook members have installed a third-party Platform application.

By turning to Appsaholic and doing a little extrapolation (see below), we see that the top 44 apps alone have racked up nearly 200 million total installations. That means that the average user who has added at least one app has added an average of six apps. That may be even more impressive.

Application Daily Active Users % Active Approx # Users
1 Top Friends 2,713,593 16% 16,959,956
2 Video 982,023 10% 9,820,230
3 Super Wall 792,584 9% 8,806,489
4 Likeness 429,658 5% 8,593,160
5 X Me 513,353 6% 8,555,883
6 iLike 757,962 9% 8,421,800
7 My Questions 418,862 5% 8,377,240
8 SuperPoke! 836,083 10% 8,360,830
9 Movies 714,629 9% 7,940,322
10 Graffiti 555,503 7% 7,935,757
11 FunWall 1,267,986 17% 7,458,741
12 Compare People 411,155 6% 6,852,583
13 Free Gifts 361,121 6% 6,018,683
14 Moods 269,159 5% 5,383,180
15 Superlatives 262,573 5% 5,251,460
16 Happy Hour! 155,315 3% 5,177,167
17 Causes 250,852 5% 5,017,040
18 Fortune Cookie 179,127 4% 4,478,175
19 Zombies 219,208 6% 3,653,467
20 Sticky Notes 179,717 5% 3,594,340
21 Quizzes 287,254 8% 3,590,675
22 Booze Mail 280,492 8% 3,506,150
23 My Aquarium 204,978 6% 3,416,300
24 Naughty Gifts 219,458 7% 3,135,114
25 Honesty Box 265,646 9% 2,951,622
26 Vampires 290,072 10% 2,900,720
27 Advanced Wall 115,405 4% 2,885,125
28 Where I’ve Been 114,895 4% 2,872,375
29 Nicknames 188,404 7% 2,691,486
30 Texas HoldEm Poker 145,516 6% 2,425,267
31 Favorite Peeps! 140,144 6% 2,335,733
32 Mobile 313,025 14% 2,235,893
33 (fluff)Friends 262,314 13% 2,017,800
34 Grow-a-Gift 186,420 10% 1,864,200
35 HOT or NOT 104,746 6% 1,745,767
36 Entourage 203,573 14% 1,454,093
37 WereWolves 153,933 11% 1,399,391
38 Are YOU Interested? 150,891 11% 1,371,736
39 Hatching Eggs 144,717 11% 1,315,609
40 Fighters’ Club 102,739 8% 1,284,238
41 PacMan 119,777 12% 998,142
42 Bumper Sticker 119,171 14% 851,221
43 Scrabulous 217,862 31% 702,781
44 Hotness 167,350 26% 643,654
197,251,595

[tags]facebook,platform,growth,statistics[/tags]