India overtakes US to become Facebook’s largest country audience

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Indians are so addicted to social networking site Facebook that India has overtaken the US in the number of users on the platform . India tops the country audience list with a total 241 million active users, compared to 240 million in the US.

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The change at the top of the platform’s country rankings comes just a few days after Facebook announced it has more than two billion monthly users around the world, a report in The Next Web on Thursday said.The figures indicate that active users in India were growing more than twice as fast as in the US. And it will continue to grow as Internet penetration is growing very fast in India.

“Active users in India are up 27 per cent in the past six months alone, compared to growth of 12 per cent in the US over the same period,” the report added.

The figures also lay bare the Facebook’s gender imbalance in India as men still represent three-quarters of the active Facebook profiles.In contrast, in the US, 54 per cent of the platform’s active users were women.More than half of India’s Facebook users were below the age of 25.