Breaking: Facebook Surpasses 175 Million Users, Growing By 480,000 Users a Day

Facebook has just updated their statistics page which now reports they have 175 million users. This means Facebook has increased its new user acquisition rate from 450,000 users a day to over 480,000 users a day. As Facebook expands, it continues to increase its growth rate suggesting that the company will easily surpass 300 million by the end of the year if everything goes well.

Facebook’s growth rate has been increasing domestically as well as abroad. While some countries have experienced slower growth then others, it’s impressive to see the company continuing to perform so well as the largest global social network. Twitter in contrast, which has been receiving a ton of buzz today from their new $30 million financing round, is growing at a rapid rate but has less than 10 million users.