Facebook has become the third-largest nation

The world's largest social network announced that it had reached 500m members on Wednesday July 21st. If Facebook were a physical nation, it would now be the third-most populous on earth. And if the service continues to grow as rapidly as in the three months to July, it will reach one billion in about 15 months—almost the size of India.

via www.economist.com

Facebook Grows Up

Facebook’s demographics have changed dramatically in the last several years and site is now attracting more older users. And, this got us thinking: why did this never happen to Myspace? This graphic illustrates some of the trends across the two sites, and highlights some of their distinct differences, which especially with regards to features, may help to explain why Myspace never ‘grew up’.