Facebook Mobile: Now 65 million strong

Facebook Mobile: Now 65 million strong

Summary: Facebook posted a blog entry today, highlighting a milestone of 65 million people now actively using the social networking service on their mobile devices. Eight months ago, there were only 20 million people using the mobile service.

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Facebook posted a blog entry today, highlighting a milestone of 65 million people now actively using the social networking service on their mobile devices. Eight months ago, there were only 20 million people using the mobile service.

The company also said today that users will start to see Facebook Connect on some mobile sites and apps, just like the Web. From the blog:

Facebook Connect makes it easier for you to take your online identity with you all over the Web, share what you do online with your friends and stay updated on what they're doing. Soon, you'll see prompts for Facebook Connect on mobile sites and applications and have the opportunity to take your Facebook profile information, friends and privacy preferences to your favorite mobile applications, as well.

Facebook, in my opinion, is one the sites that has really done a good job bringing as much of the desktop experience to the mobile platform without too much compromise. I've used it on a Palm Pre, an Android device, an iPhone/iPod Touch and, of course, the Blackberry. By far, the iPhone has the best looking app and the latest version, which was released recently, proves that Facebook is committed to enhancing the overall mobile experience.

It's also worth noting that Facebook has recognized that its users - even those without a smartphone - want some sort of mobile experience. In those cases, there are wap versions that run via the phone's browser, as well as SMS features that allow users to post update status messages, search for friends, post something on a wall and send a message.

Topics: Mobility, Social Enterprise

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  • 65 million fools spewing private data

    Yes, it takes a rocket scientist to spew private data all over a public_domain with no rules...
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