Politics drives Facebook membership in Thailand past 3 million mark
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Politics drives Facebook membership in Thailand past 3 million mark

I recently wrote (here) that the current political situation has seen Thailand flock to social networks, particularly Facebook. Checking some statistics this week it appears there are now more than 3 million Facebook users in Thailand, actual figure 3,132,860.

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That is a growth rate of more than 1 million users added within five months…or more staggeringly 500,000 new users in 6 weeks.

 

To give an idea of how staggering this grow has been it worth considering a few statistics (all of which are estimated).

Facebook membership in Thailand, January 2009: 250,000

Facebook membership in Thailand, January 2010: 2,000,000

Facebook membership in Thailand, 6 April 2010: 2,498,960

Facebook membership in Thailand, 26 April 2010: 2,787,320

Facebook membership in Thailand, 21 May 2010: 3,132,860

Without covering old ground, I put this new found growth down to the current political situation which has seen Thais flocking to the website to discuss, share and publish their thoughts.

 

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