Zero to 2.8m in 6 Months

Facebook has been re-writing a lot of rules over the last few months.  In one, they have redefined growth for an internet company in Turkey.  Now we have a new benchmark:

Facebook has 2.8m users living in Turkey.

That is up from virtually zero 6 months ago.

In comparison, Yonja, the largest Turkish social network, reports (on its home page) about 5 million registered members.  Yonja got there in 4 years, and Facebook in 6 months.

Now, in both cases we can talk about duplicate accounts, etc., but that’s all noise.  The signal, however, is clear.

BTW, Facebook is now live with its crowd-sourced Spanish translation.  French and German are next.  Watch out Skyrock and StudiVZ.

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