Facebook's internet blueprint

The social network is growing fast and may have its eyes on moving into the news front.

Facebook has plans to become the centre of the internet and it may be well on the way to fulfilling that goal.

In an amendment to its S1 documents to the US stock exchange, the internet giant disclosed some sobering stats around its growth.  

The amount of users that interact with Facebook daily also increased from 372 million in 2011 to a current total of 526 million.

Monthly active users – or people that at least visit the site once a month – increased from 680 million to 901 million.

And if Facebook’s $us1 billion deal with Instagram is any indication the site plans to keep growing.

It’s anyone’s guess what Facebook’s next move will be, but there are inklings that it may be moving into the news front.

The social network's “Facebook for journalists” page is a hit and there is ample scope for Facebook to explore this avenue. Yet questions remain as to whether Facebook will outsource this service, or simply start its own. Newrooms are popping up in the most unusal places. Both Victoria Police and the AFL operate their own team of journalists, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see one open in Facebook HQ as well.

On that note, today’s infographic focuses on how social media may in fact replace traditional news all together. Today’s infographic was created by schools.com and sourced from makeuseof.  





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