Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Why Facebook Nowadays More Worthy

8 Charts That Show Why Facebook Is Worth $50 Billion
01 Facebook Reaches 70% of US Internet Users. That's Up From 48% In Aug. 2009


Goldman Sachs made it official: Facebook is worth $50 billion.
And coincidentally, J.P. Morgan analyst Imran Khan put out his annual report on the state of the Internet earlier today, which has some statistics to explain why.
You knew that Facebook was big, but exactly how big might surprise you. More after the break...

02 Users Spend 10% Of Their Time On Facebook


Facebook surpassed Yahoo this year, but it's also way ahead of Google, where users mostly come to search and then leave

03 More Than Half Of Facebook Users Visit Weekly


04 Facebook Is Driving Way More Traffic Than It Used To


05 Facebook Connect Is Used By More Than 250 Million Users Per Month


06 Heavy Facebook Users Are Addicted To Games


This chart of game usage shows how Facebook isn't just a site, but a platform--like Windows for operating systems and Google for Internet search advertising. This is also great news for social gaming companies like Zynga, Playfish, Crowdstar, and Playdom.

07 Facebook Is Even The Number-Four SEARCH Site Worldwide


08 Internet Ad Spending Is Still Catching Up With Time Spent Online


This is good news for all online properties who rely on advertising, but particularly Facebook, where users spend more time than at any other site.

09 Now, Check Out Facebook's Move Into Email


Image By:Imran Khan, JP Morgan


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