Stats on facebook…. I think facebook will pass myspace in a matter of months to become the largest social network…
1 million concurrent users online.
1 billion photos using 120TB
9 million unique logins per day, 500k new users per week
2 TB of ram
Massive growth in the 25-35 demographic.
1 Billion pageviews a day. (Plentyoffish only does 30M/day)
2.9% week over week growth.
18 million users
Valleywag was saying that facebook would generate 150 million USD in revenues this year, without spending a dime on advertising its self.
In orkut, 37% of users are single and 18% say they are using orkut as a dating site. http://www.orkut.com/MembersAll.aspx
Since facebook’s explosion in Canada i’m seeing a migration of women off my site onto facebook and using it as a dating site. Its amazing to see pageviews per user and session time decline as hundreds of thousands of users start using both sites at the same time.
As i was saying in the previous post, social networks are subsuming free and paid dating sites and the market will not support both. Paid dating sites have lost more then 20% of their traffic in the last year and its accelerating. There will come a point where these paid sites drop below critical mass and the sites will simply no longer work.