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That's where Facebook makes money

Facebook has exceeded one billion active users in the last quarter of 2012: 1.056 billion people have used the social network. But it has made little money if it seems to be a little 1.585 billion dollars, what has disappointed investors are the steady profits at $ 64 million. Extraordinary growth (…)

Facebook has exceeded one billion active users in the last quarter of 2012: 1.056 billion people have used the social network. But it has made little money if it seems to be a few 1.585 billion dollars, what has disappointed investors are the steady profits at $ 64 million. The extraordinary growth of users that has taken place outside the most beaten territories, namely the United States and Europe. The surge comes from Africa and Asia, but the money always comes from the same area, or from the United States, which means that the growth of the user base has not led to a proportional growth in turnover, which continues to come for the vast majority from the Motherland America.For each star and stripe user FB earns $ 13 a year, while in Asia and Africa the average of $ 1.8 per user. Subscribers who use the social network from mobile devices continue to grow: they reached 680 millions and for 157 million people this is the only way they access Facebook.