Facebook announced Wednesday morning it has reached its 500 millionth member.
… Facebook has amassed 100 million new members since February alone.
… Facebook users have uploaded 50 billion photos (and tagged 15 billion of them).
… Einstein, Twain, Wilde, Gandhi and Shakespeare are among the most quoted people on profiles.
… Nearly 20% of users list themselves as single, about 16% as married.
… Members create 400,000 events each day.
… The most popular books listed in Facebook profiles are Harry Potter and The Bible.
… About 70% of Facebook’s users now live outside of the United States, with the Middle East, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India and Brazil becoming some of the fastest growing regions.
… Facebook remains the largest in the social network universe, alongside quickly growing but still smaller networks such as Twitter and professional networking site LinkedIn, which have about 105 million and 70 million users, respectively.