Top 5 Facts: Social networking

“Anyone heard of this Face Book thing?”

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Top 5 Facts: Social networking
©Facebook: This image was created using only the connections between friends on Facebook.

Real estate

Social network giant Facebook is currently building a data centre in Oregon, USA, that measures 307,000 square feet; the scale of the building has doubled in the past year.

Twitterazzi

Pop star Lady Gaga currently holds the record for having the most Twitter followers, with over eight million people tracking her regular updates.

Goldbook

Following investment from Goldman Sachs and a wealthy Russian investor, it was estimated that Facebook was worth a whopping amount of $50bn.

My decline

In the first half of 2010 it was estimated that visits to MySpace halved from 10 million to 5 million, as social networking rival Facebook grew in popularity.

Pleased to tweet you

As of January 1 2011, it was estimated that 110 million tweets were posted to Twitter every day from the 200 million registered users on the site.

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