Yes, thats the news, Facebook hits 200-million users.
We will welcome our 200 millionth active user to Facebook some time today, and I want to take this opportunity to describe what this means to us and what we hope it can mean for everyone using Facebook.
When we built Facebook in 2004, our goal was to create a richer, faster way for people to share information about what was happening around them. We thought that giving people better tools to communicate would help them better understand the world, which would then give them even greater power to change the world.
I joined facebook almost a year ago, and I’m running close to 300-friends. I know thats quite small, but at least, I know my 300-friends in person. What I have benefited so far is the opportunity to reconnect with friends, high-school and University classmates, cousins etc.
With 200-Million users, Facebook dusts Nigeria’s entire population by an extra 50-million.
Can we create something that will be accepted locally, for which the entire country can have a central voice. If it is possible, perhaps the Nigerian government will be more ears than it presently is.