Das weltgrößte Social Network Facebook.com gewinnt weiterhin rasant neue Fans. Seit heute ist die Rekordmarke von 250 Millionen Mitgliedern erreicht, wie der Firmengründer Mark Zuckerberg stolz im offiziellen Facebook-Blog verkündet (siehe unten).
Der Sozial-Netzwerk-Branchenprimus Facebook kann damit nach wie vor rund 50 Millionen Nutzer pro Quartal hinzugewinnen. Vor drei Monaten hatte das Social Network noch 200 Millionen Mitglieder gezählt. Im Januar 2009 konstatierte die Nummer eins unter den Web-Communities dieses Planeten noch 150 Millionen.
Now Connecting 250 Million People
by Mark Zuckerberg Today at 9:08am
As of today, 250 million people are using Facebook to stay updated on what’s happening around them and share with the people in their lives. The rapid pace of our growth is humbling and exciting for us, and it affirms that people everywhere are realizing the power of staying connected to everything they care about on Facebook.
From the beginning, Facebook hasn’t been about building a website. Facebook is about all of the people using it and all of the things that are important to you. The 250 million of you on Facebook today are what gives Facebook life and makes the site meaningful to everyone using it, so we thank you.
Each person who joins makes Facebook better by adding a presence to the site that friends and family can connect with and feel closer to. For us, growing to 250 million users isn’t just an impressive number; it is a mark of how many personal connections all of you have made, and how far we at Facebook have to go to extend the power of connection to the billions of people around the world.
So today as we celebrate our 250 millionth user, we are also continuing to develop Facebook to serve as many people in the world in the most effective way possible. This means reaching out to everyone across the world and making products that serve all of you, wherever you are—whether through Facebook Connect, new mobile products and the other things that we are building. We’re grateful to have all of you with us, and we look forward to helping connect the next quarter billion people on Facebook.