[AI] Facebook crosses 12-million user mark in India

Gopalakrishnan gopalakrishnan_vip at yahoo.co.in
Thu Jul 22 20:52:17 EDT 2010


Facebook crosses 12-million user mark in India 

 

New Delhi, July 22, 2010 

 

PTI



Caption:The social networking site Facebook login webpage is seen on a computer screen. File Photo: AP 

 

Social networking site Facebook today said that it has crossed the 12-million user base mark in India.

 

Even as people continue to share their lives on the social networking site, the company has surpassed the 12-million user mark in India, Facebook said in a statement.

 

While users in India upload more than 53 million photos in a month, mobile usage also increased nine-fold in the past year, it added.

 

Facebook is growing rapidly across the world and catching up with Orkut in India and Brazil, where the Google creation had dominated the social networking scene for a long time.

 

Globally, the networking site claims to have 500 million active users every day.

 

Last month, the company had announced the launch of its Indian operations from Hyderabad.

 

The centre in Hyderabad will supplement operations supported out of Palo Alto, California, Dublin, Ireland, and a recently-announced location in Austin, Texas.

 

The Hyderabad office is Facebook’s first in the Asian region.

 

Source:

www.thehindu.com



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