Posts Tagged ‘Stats’

Facebook just keeps growing (with grey hair)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Eric Eldon over at has a great post outlining the growth trends at Facbook for January 2010. There are lots of pretty charts to look at, but I think the most interesting one is this:

Facebook Growth Chart

Facebook Growth by Age and Gender (

It’s getting harder and harder to dismiss Facebook as the domain of young people. Indeed, according to Eric’s post, a full 60% of Facebook users are over 25. Some have suggested that the influx of older folks will drive the kids away and we’ll see something new crop up for them – MySpace 2.0? For my money, this won’t happen – at least not in the foreseeable future. The ubiquity of Facebook just makes things easier for everyone – if a little uncomfortable at times when you get a friend request from dear Aunt Agnes. Young Facebookers have figured out (mostly) how to manage these little inconveniences.

Nifty Statistics Tool

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Stumbled across this tool this morning… Fascinating stuff.

Did you know, for example, that in the ‘child poverty’ list the United States is #2 and Canada is #7? This correlation graph is especially interesting…

There is also a companion site called StateMaster.