Facebook & Americans: More Are Now Users Than Not

Just a few weeks ago we told how in the U.K. around 50% of the population are now on Facebook and today we have news of a new study, which shows that more than half of Americans over the age of 12 are Facebook users. For the first time then, more Americans are now Facebook users than not.

It was only a month ago that we informed our readers that 42% of Americans with an Internet connection were Facebook users but the latest study shows that 51% of Americans now have a profile on Facebook. That’s an incredible statistic given the fact that the giant social networking site had only been in existence for 7 years. Facebook now has over 600 million users worldwide.

The study “Dial 2011: Navigating Digital Platforms” was conducted by Arbitron and Edison Research and the astonishing growth of the site is illustrated by the fact that in 2008, usage of Facebook by Americans stood at 8%. That means the site has seen a growth rate of 43% in only 3 years, according to the MailOnline. Earlier today we published an article with an infographic about mobile internet use and how many of us use our mobiles to socialize on sites such as Twitter and Facebook, so maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised at these figures.

What are your thoughts on more Americans now being Facebook users than not? Can you see a day where maybe everyone is a Facebook user? Let us know with your comments.