It wasn’t until I found out that I was expecting my first child towards the end of 2012 that I really started looking at how photos get shared on Facebook. Looking at what my friends and family do was really interesting and it got me thinking about what I will do when the baby is born and whether I would share my photos across my Facebook network.
Earlier this month, Facebook announced their Q1 earnings and engagement statistics. It is reported that Facebook now have 665 million daily active users and 1.1 billion monthly active users. Active mobile users now stand at 751 million, which was a huge jump compared to Q4 2012 which had 680 million users.
Now, those numbers are very significant and they are continuing to rise, meaning that Facebook is easily dominating the social media world.
As good as this is for Facebook, it also brings a lot of potential dangers and threats as the number of users continues to increase. Over the years working in this industry, there have been countless times when Facebook has been under scrutiny for issues with their security settings, sometimes meaning that once private updates and photos may have been accessible by the public community.