Der er nu lige så mange mennesker på facebook som mennesker på Jorden – ano 1700-tallet
Det er enormt tankevækkende, at der lige nu er omkring 700 millioner mennesker på facebook. Det er endnu mere tankevækkende, hvis vi ser dette tal i lyset af, at 700 millioner svarer til Jordens befolkning for ca. 300 år siden. Men mest tankevækkende er det, at vi nu, 300 år senere, er næsten 7 milliarder mennesker på Jorden – det er en tidobling af Jordens befolkning på 300 år!
Noget siger mig, at vi snart må ændre vores opfattelse af, hvad det vil sige, at være et menneske på Jorden – helt radikalt. Se grafen herunder for en række prognoser for den forventede befolkningsstigning indtil år 2100 – altså de næste 89 år: (Hvad får det mon af konsekvenser for læring og uddannelse i fremtiden?)
(En lille reminder: 1 milliard mennesker er 1000 millioner mennesker!)
Her en lille artikel fra PCMac.com
Report: Facebook Nearing 700 Million Members
By Leslie Horn
The Facebook army just keeps getting bigger. According to Facebook statistics blogSocialbakers, Facebook is about to hit 700 million users.
Most of the growth came from Brazil, where Facebook added more than 1.9 million new users in May, amounting to 11 percent growth. Indonesia had the second-highest growth rate (four percent), adding more than 1.5 million new Facebookers. Rounding out the top five is the Phillipines with 1.3 million new users, Mexico with 1.1 million, and Argentina with about a million.
Officially, Facebook says it has more than 500 million users, and the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Facebook confirmed that it had reached half a billion users last summer, and considering Facebook’s undeniable expanding presence throughout the world, that number is likely outdated.
The United States, however, wasn’t a contributor to last month’s growth, and wasn’t even listed in Socialbakers’ list of top growing countries. However, the U.S. is still the most-represented country on Facebook, with about 150 million members on the site.
For many people, Facebook is an important part of how they feel connected to others. In fact, a recent study said that 53 percent of young people (ages 16-22) would rather lose their sense of smell than give up their social networks. The results were culled from a poll of 7,000 people between the ages of 16 and 30 in countries including the U.S., the U.K., Spain, China, Brazil, India, Mexico, and several others. Accordingly all of the aforementioned countries, minus the United States and China, were referenced in Socialbakers’ top 20 list.