Facebook's Social Media Empire By The Numbers

Over the past decade, the business of social networking has exploded on the scene, and one name has dominated like none other: Facebook Inc FB.

Facebook has grown from a website that college students use to communicate into a global social networking phenomenon.

Here's a list of 10 staggering Facebook statistics, according to Digital Market Ramblings.

1.393 Billion

This is the number of monthly active users on Facebook. A country with this population would be the most populous country in the world.

890 Million

Perhaps even more striking than the monthly user statistic, this is the number of Facebook users that access the site on a daily basis.

72 Percent

This is the percentage of global online adults that visit Facebook at least once a month.

84.6 Percent

This is the number of global smartphone owners that use a Facebook app.

21 Minutes

This is the average amount of time Facebook's 890 million daily users spend on the site per day.

6 Percent

With a seemingly endless selection of options to choose from, users spend 6 percent of their total digital time on Facebook each day.

61 Percent

This is the percentage of global Facebook users that check Facebook at least once a day.

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74 Percent

Facebook's most active users live in Canada, as 74 percent of Canadian Facebook users log on daily.

66 Percent

About two-thirds of the global population of millennials (age 15-34) that use the Internet use Facebook.

300 Petabytes

This is the amount of user data that Facebook stores. Written out in standard form, this number is 300,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.

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