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Facebook Surpasses 300 Million Users- Now Cash Flow Positive

By: David Brim September 17, 2009

A few days ago Facebook announced that they hit 300 million users and they are now cash flow positive.

Other interesting facts:

  • More than 2 billion photos uploaded to the site each month
  • More than 14 million videos uploaded each month
  • More than 2 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) shared each week
  • More than 3 million events created each month
  • More than 45 million active user groups exist on the site

According to a Facebook statement, “Reaching 300 million users is an important milestone, but we feel like we are just getting started. Along with the company’s user growth, Facebook’s financial strength continues to grow even in a really tough economic climate.”

Source: Brian Solis on 9/15/09

Brian Solis is the Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning PR and New Media agency in Silicon Valley.

Just something to make you laugh:

About the author

David Brim

David Brim is an Orlando based entrepreneur and marketing strategist turned investor. He is COO & VP of Investor Relations at MMI, a Real Estate Development & Investment Firm based in Central Florida with current projects exceeding $500M. He is also the founding partner and Chief Strategy Officer of Orlando Opportunity Fund, focused on advancing Central Florida communities through investments in early stage companies and commercial real estate. David has founded many early stage ventures across a variety of industries including software, marketing, ecommerce, and real estate. He has been featured in one of the most popular entrepreneurship textbooks “Successfully Launching New Ventures”, authored a best selling book on digital marketing, and worked with over 1,000 second stage businesses. Read full bio.


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    That facebook parody is so true though, and funny as hell though!!!! I know this because I am currently a college student, lol in my third year. Speaking of those Married jokes, I know alot of girls who do that too, lol!

    Till then,


  • David Brim


    I’m glad you liked the facebook parody video. I’ve seen it so many times and I still crack up.

    I agree with your comment about the married jokes…I know more girls that do that than guys.

    Here’s another funny facebook video you should check out if you haven’t:


    thanks for commenting


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    LOL I loved that one too David, gotta love college humor content =D thanks for sharing man!!! =D

    Till then,


  • David Brim


    no problem…glad you liked it! It’s so dramatic….lol

    thanks for commenting guys

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    so facebook is really addicting. ill look at people’s profiles — people i hate, people i like, and go through their pictures and wall-to-walls for hours on end… i’ll go take pointless quizzes and add those stupid facebook applications….

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    maybe in another year or two. facebook kind of passed myspace after 3 years ish….who knows. maybe for my generation we’ll stop at facebook and another will like the new one the best.

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    facebook is really a great community of users. now it have approx 300 Million Users…

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    Facebook is the biggest social networking site out of the world. It’s second site who get the maximum visitors after google. facebook have the variours options to make it better that others.

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