Today, in a press release about Facebook’s partnership with Salesforce (CRM), Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that the network had hit 120 million active users. That’s rapid growth: About two months ago, four-plus-year-old Facebook celebrated its 100 millionth user with a blog post from founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
That suggests the company has been adding almost 10 million users a month this fall.
That’s impressive, even with two caveats: Facebook’s growth is probably coming mostly outside the U.S., where members are of relatively lower advertising value. And Facebook probably got a boost from students, who started school over the past few months — so this growth rate might die down quickly.
But it seems like those thousands of people whining about Facebook’s new layout haven’t had any effect on the site’s growth.
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