Facebook says it has hit the milestone of 150 million active users, just more than two months after reaching 120 million and about four months after reaching 100 million. The site hit 140 million in the middle of December.
The announcement was made on the Facebook company blog
by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Should Facebook sustain this rate
of growth, the 5-year-old site could hit 200 million users before
Zuckerberg reaches his 25th birthday this spring.
Nearly half of those 150 million members, Zuckerberg wrote, use
Facebook every day. Most of the site’s new members now come from
outside the United States. “This includes people in every
continent–even Antarctica,” the post read. “If Facebook were a
country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead
of Japan, Russia, and Nigeria.”