After showing a slight drop in US (Compete and Comscore) and Worldwide (Comscore) Facebook visitor numbers in February, both metrics firms now confirm that it’s business as usual with the social network growing in popularity again.
Comscore says that Facebook had 472 million uniques in Jan, 463 million in March and 484 million in Feb. However, Comscore seems to suggest that the February blip was to do with social media as a whole as both MySpace and Twitter also saw drops in February and a rise again in March.
And the stats from Facebook itself? At the beginning of February Facebook had itself down as having 400 million active monthly users. Inside Facebook then estimated it at 436 million for March using the Facebook advertiser tool.
Inside Facebook mentions Facebook staffers in saying that it’s now passed the 450 million active user mark. To put that into perspective, there are now more Facebook users than there are people in South America (382 million).
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