Some facts from Facebook’s earnings that won’t bore you.
Nearly half the world’s internet population is on Facebook
The social network giant now has 1.28 billion active monthly users, up from 1.23 billion in the last quarter. That’s almost half the number of people using the internet across the entire globe.
Most of these people are connecting via their mobile phones
Bar chart from Facebook
A massive 1.08 billion – or 79% – of these active monthly Facebook users are checking the site via their smartphone.
More than a quarter of active monthly users are only connecting via their smartphone. Mobile-only use has almost doubled from 189 million this time last year to 341 million in January to March 2014.
Mobile is driving revenue like nothing else
You probably already know that Facebook’s advertising revenue has grown by 82% to hit $2.27bn. What you may not know is that mobile contributes to 59% of that, up from 30% a year ago.