If Facebook was a country it would be the 3rd largest country in the world. This graphic shows Facebook at 400 million members. It's member numbers now exceed 500 million. And it still remains the 3rd largest country in the world
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If Facebook was a country it's GDP would be anywhere from $35 billion to the projected $100 billion of its upcoming, maybe, IPO. Maybe.
Facebook's estimated value ranges somewhere between $22 and $25 billion, based on the current trading price of private Facebook stock. Since Facebook derives virtually all its value from collecting massive amounts of data from its 500 million users, each of Facebook's 500 million users contributes about $50 or 500 Facebook credits to the company's value. PC World
If Facebook was a country it's sole industry would be...collecting massive amounts of data from its 500 million users. That data includes its members conversations, personal and professional lives, likes and dislikes, political leanings, purchases, personal relationships.
If Facebook was a country this collecting massive amounts of data from its 500 million users would be called what it has been called for centuries: spying on the private lives of its citizens.
If Facebook was a country the privacy of its citizens, aka members, would be a non-concern; they would have none. And the privacy of its officers and operations were also be a non-concern. They would maintain absolute privacy from their citizens.
If Facebook was a country, citizen redress aka customer service would resemble the operations in the movie Brasil. God help you if they misspell your name. Ministry of Information video from the movie.
If Facebook was a country, your data collected....would be sold to the highest bidder and the lowest bidder and all in-between as often as it brought value to the state aka Facebook.
Facebook will be moving forward with a controversial plan to give third-party developers and external websites the ability to access users' home addresses and cellphone numbers in the face of criticism from privacy experts, users, and even congressmen.
Facebook quietly announced the new policy in a note posted to its Developer Blog in January. It suspended the feature just three days later following user outcry, while promising that it would be "re-enabling this improved feature in the next few weeks." Huffington Post
If Facebook was a country, what personal data was sold to whom and for what amount, would remain a state, er, corporate secret.
If Facebook was a country its citizens would never be able to rest from their work: sharing collecible data and viewing ads offered by Facebook.
One big thing to note about the new design is its potential impact on advertising. Ad spots will have a greater impact and leave a longer impression since they now remain visible at all times. More effective advertising could translate into higher revenue for Facebook, which is why I think the new design will end up rolling out to everyone soon.
One big thing to note about the new design is its potential impact on advertising. Ad spots will have a greater impact and leave a longer impression since they now remain visible at all times. More effective advertising could translate into higher revenue for Facebook, which is why I think the new design will end up rolling out to everyone soon. Venture Beat
If Facebook was a country, its democracy would be as ironic as its social media label. There would be as many voting rights as there are rights to speak to management.
If Facebook was a country, you could leave but you couldn't take your friends.
Facebook is actively trying to block Facebook Friend Exporter, a Google Chrome extension that lets you export the list and contact info of your Facebook friends for use in other services, the extension developer Mohamed Mansour claims.
“Facebook is trying so hard to not allow you to export your friends. They started to remove emails of your friends from your profile by today July 5th 2011. (The extension) will no longer work for many people,” Mansour wrote on the extension’s homepage. via Mashable
Facebook may claim that it is respecting the wishes of my friends to keep their information private, but to me it says more about how the company wants to control that information for its own purposes than it does about how it wants to respect the rights of users. via GigaOm
If Facebook was a country....it wouldn't be pretty. Well, the colors and the happy distractions of likes and comments would serve to keep us distracted. And be very pretty.
If Facebook was a country... would we all seek to emigrate?