Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Facebook opens an office in Colombo, Sri Lanka?

Photo courtesy of http://www.gossip9.com/

What you see on the picture is a tiny shop in capital of Sri Lanka. The shop owner has named his shop as “Facebook”. What made him to do that?

Sri Lanka is a country with an area of 65,610 km2 and population of 21,283,913 (by 2011). As per International Telecommunication Union (ITU) reports, there were 1,776,200 Internet users as of Jun 2010, a penetration of 8.3%.

Usage of Facebook in Sri Lanka

Currently (April 2011) there are 894,240 Facebook users in Sri Lanka, that means;

- 4.2 % of the Sri Lankan population is on Facebook

- 50.3% of the Sri Lankan internet users are on Facebook

Though the impact is debatable, Facebook has become a term which is good enough to name an IT shop on the corner of the street.


-Sameera.

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the numbers. Was wondering for sometime if there were any people who did not use FB apart from myself.

    Anywho I'm pretty sure that 49.7% of the population that are not of FB consist of people who are over 35/40?
    anyway of getting the age demographics?

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    Hi MLB

    I will get the age demographics for you soon.

    -Sameera

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  3. this is very funny..............

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  4. Nice Post relay funny...........

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  5. can u tell me from where i can get this data? (the % of sri lankans who use facebook)

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  6. Hi MLB

    Following is the Sri Lanka Age Distribution you wanted;

    00.6% - <= 13

    12.1% - 14-17

    41.1% - 18-24

    32.7% - 25-34

    13.5% - 35+


    -Sameera.

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  7. Hi Jam

    Sorry guys, I should have mentioned the source before you asked that.

    Here you go

    http://www.checkfacebook.com/

    -Sameera.

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  10. See more statistics on Sri Lanka's FB usage here http://www.socialbakers.com/facebook-statistics/sri-lanka

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