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    Facebook hits 1/2 billion

    500 Million Stories | Facebook

    thats a whole lot of users - that puts Facebook (in terms of users) the same size as the internet in 2001!

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    What I wouldn't give for 1% of that userbase, well since they don't really make money i'd prefer to have a different userbase but their numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regdotter View Post
    , well since they don't really make money
    Are you serious? Who pays for their new datacentres? Who pays for the current space and hardware and raft of staff? Of course they make money, by the bucketload.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete-CCS View Post
    Are you serious? Who pays for their new datacentres? Who pays for the current space and hardware and raft of staff? Of course they make money, by the bucketload.....
    ISTR reading an article not that long ago saying that they are burning through VC cash at a rate of knots and that the advertising doesn't actually bring in a great deal of revenue...
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    I was of the same impression as Ed, having double checked it now looks like they bring in 1100 million a year or about 2 per user. I'm not sure on the rest of the users but I probably use more than 2 worth of diskspace and bandwidth per year.

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    I think it was an article I saw somewhere about how much data gets uploaded to them in terms of pictures and videos etc.
    There were a load of funky stats about how much storage they consume per day and how they are putting a new server online every x minutes to cope with it.
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    A Look Inside Facebook’s Data Center

    i think its this video - 1000 000 user per engineer - pretty awesome really
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