Ever wondered what if Facebook was a country? What if Facebook had an economy? Here is a site called Visual Economics, has created a Infograph on ‘what if Facebook was a country‘.
There are over 550,000 applications that are used on Facebook. 70% of users use the Facebook site’s applications. There are millions of application developers on Facebook. Zynga, a leading developer generated $ 250 million in 2009 to a estimated profit between 80 to 150 million dollars.
The most popular Facebook applications are:
- Rock You!
- Arts Electric
- 6 Waves
There are more than 1500000 pages of Facebook active. The average value of a fan is estimated at $ 136.38. Extrapolating this figure, many pages of celebrities would be worth huge sums:
- Michael Jackson, with 13.3 million fans, would have a page with a $ 1.8 billion.
- Family Guy with 9.5 million fans, have a page with a value of 1.3 billion.
- Lady Gaga and Barack Obama have 9.1 million fans for the pages of a $ 1.2 billion each.
- Vin Diesel with 9,000,000 fans, have a page with a value of 1.1 billion dollars.
- Starbucks with 8.2 million fans have a page with a value of 1.1 billion dollars.
- South Park with 6.2 million fans have a page with a value of 845 million dollars.
The most popular pages on Facebook include:
- Lady Gaga
- Family Guy
- Vin Diesel
- Megan Fox
- Twilight Saga
There are over 500 million users of Facebook. 200 million users will be on site daily, averaging 55 minutes per day. If these users were working for $ 5 an hour instead of going on Facebook, they collectively would gain $ 916000000 per day.
In the first quarter of 2010, 176 billion ads were posted on Facebook, 16% of display advertising market. Facebook says that its advertisers have quadrupled since 2009.
If Facebook were a country, it would be the third most populous in the world after China and India.
Today, the value of Facebook is estimated between 7.9 – 11 billion dollars.
[Via Visualeconomics ]