Archive for August, 2010

Facebook penetration by country

August 6, 2010

stats from July 2010

Facebook penetration by country

country
Facebook users
population
Percentage penetration

source: Nick Burcher, Facebook, Wikipedia
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Hong Kong 3408240 7026400 48.51
Canada 15497900 34077000 45.48
United Kingdom 26543600 62041708 42.78
United States 125881220 309114000 40.72
Chile 6944540 17063000 40.7
Sweden 3798020 9349059 40.62
Australia 9009660 22234000 40.52
Israel 3006460 7531900 39.92
Ireland 1597000 4459300 35.81
Belgium 3505920 10827519 32.38
Turkey 22552540 72561312 31.08
Taiwan 6745160 23131093 29.16
France 18942220 65447374 28.94
Bahrain 226480 791000 28.63
Slovenia 582000 2056710 28.3
Qatar 396860 1409000 28.17
Italy 16647260 60325805 27.6
Slovakia 1481000 5424925 27.3
Croatia 1192160 4435056 26.88
Argentina 10542040 40134425 26.27
Malaysia 7317520 28306700 25.85
Greece 2838700 11306183 25.11
Austria 2084840 8372930 24.9
Venezuela 6686300 28749000 23.26
Spain 10610080 46030109 23.05
Lebanon 962440 4224000 22.78
Colombia 10226820 45407000 22.52
Serbia 2064220 9850000 20.96
Kuwait 518540 2985000 17.37
Estonia 227420 1340021 16.97
Philippines 14600300 92226600 15.83
Tunisia 1594700 10432500 15.29
Jordan 923400 6316000 14.62
Hungary 1455840 10013628 14.54
Germany 9949760 81757600 12.17
Mexico 12978440 107550697 12.07
Indonesia 25912960 231369500 11.2
Poland 2772540 38163895 7.26
Romania 1555360 21466174 7.25
Thailand 4216760 63525062 6.64
South Africa 2884080 49320500 5.85
Morocco 1849740 31787000 5.82
Oman 157440 2845000 5.53
Egypt 3581460 78158000 4.58
Algeria 928100 34895000 2.66
Brazil 4757200 192816000 2.47
Libya 156240 6420000 2.43
Palestine 84240 3761646 2.24
Vietnam 1019120 85789573 1.19
Nigeria 1616120 154729000 1.04
Japan 1192220 127380000 0.94
Ukraine 425680 45962900 0.93
Mauritania 29600 3291000 0.9
India 10547240 1179871000 0.89
Iraq 225600 30747000 0.73
Bangladesh 854520 162221000 0.53
Uganda 168720 32710000 0.52
Rwanda 44340 9998000 0.44
Somalia 0 9133000 0
Sudan 0 39154490 0
Syria 0 21906000 0
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Google Buys Slide In Social Networking Push

August 6, 2010

from paidcontent.org

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is buying social app maker Slide, as part of its soon-to-come new entry into the social networking/social games space. Slide, which was founded four years ago by Paypal co-founder Max Levchin, is behind a number of popular social networking apps, including SuperPoke Pets and Top Fish.

TechCrunch, which first reported the deal, puts the price at $182 million; the NYT, which is confirming the news, says Google is paying $228 million.

Either way it’s a big discount to the $550 million valuationput on the company when it raised $50 million in a fourth round of funding in January 2008. Then again, there were signs that all was not well at Slide. It laid off staff a year ago, saying it wanted to focus on bigger ad deals.

We’ll likely have more details on Friday, when the deal is expected to be announced by both companies. Google says it won’t comment on “rumor or speculation.”

see original article at  http://paidcontent.org/article/419-google-buys-slide-in-social-networking-push/

Just Do It: Get off your arse and change the world

August 3, 2010

Our friends over at Just Do It: Get off your arse and change the world are looking from some support. We suggest you get of your arse and do it!

It’s an opportunity to work on a world changing project with one of the UK’s best and respected producers on a feature film. If I could do web design well enough I would be doing this! See below.

WANTED: Web designer

Just Do It: get off your arse and change the world.


Just Do It is an exciting new feature-length documentary film that follows the mischievous and risky world of UK climate activists.

Currently in post-production and coming to a cinema near you in early 2011, Just Do It is a film pushing boundaries. It is an experiment in crowd-funding, group production and community-engaged documentary filmmaking.

Please have a look at our current website www.just-do-it.org.uk to find out much much more

We’ve reached the limit of what we can do with our website in house, it’s totally unbranded and is in desperate need for a make-over!

We’re looking for an experienced and creative web designer to rebrand & redesign our website. You will be required to produce a set of photoshop or fireworks templates which will then be converted into a wordpress theme, previous WordPress experience a big bonus!

The right person will have experience designing accessible websites with a focus on typography with horizontal and vertical grids. The files you produce must be well layered and labeled for easy integration.

This project is not for profit relying on donations and grants so for the right person we can negotiate an appropriate fee and dip into our piggy bank but don’t expect big bucks!

Please get in contact with Lauren action@just-do-it.org.uk with a CV and links to previous work.