According to a senior executive at the company, it may well happen. They expect that even the number of members in America will eventually be surpassed by those from India. At present around a third of internet users living in India are members of Facebook. The company predicts that this will rise further in the future, eventually causing the number of members from the US to be exceeded by those from India.
It may come as a surprise to some but apparently only a quarter of Facebook’s total audience of 800 million (give or take a few) is based in America. The remainder – some 600 million people – come from all over the world.
India is currently the third biggest country represented on Facebook by the number of users. Taking second place on the social networking giant is Indonesia: perhaps not a country many would guess would take up that position. Indian users are currently closing fast on Indonesian ones, so it would appear that the Indonesian market will soon drop down into third place overall.
One key reason for the jump in the number of users from India who are logging on to Facebook is that internet usage is gathering pace over there. New internet users in India are coming in at anything between five and seven million per month. With a third of existing users on Facebook, this means that Facebook could gain anything from 1.6 million to 2.3 million new users every single month.