Corporate networks on Facebook double in first week to almost 2,000

Taking a look at the corporate network listings on Facebook this morning I noticed that the number of registered companies has increased from 878 to 1,855 since Facebook started taking requests for new corporate networks last week. That’s a weekly growth rate of 111%–not bad.

The real question here is whether Facebook can gain enough traction in corporate cultures to have staying power with new members that were not previously on Facebook. It’s unknown how many of these work networks were started by previously existing vs. new Facebook members.