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Posts Tagged ‘earth’

Facebook may be the largest “country” on earth by 2016

Facebook logoFacebook overtook the United States as the third largest “country” three years ago, and in September 2012 Facebook announced that it passed the one billion user mark.

China and India are currently the two most populous countries in the world. But can Facebook  become the largest “country” on earth and when will it happened? We think we have the answer.

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Facebook Like look-alike lake

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, population over 100,000, has a Facebook Page, currently with just over 1,300 likes. But that doesn’t make the city special with Facebook now close to 1 billion users.

But Broken Arrow is, in fact, very special because it appears to have taken the fascination for Facebook a step further than most other cities. How, you ask?

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Pingdom checks reach Earth’s orbit

We decided to see exactly how many checks are being performed every hour by the Pingdom monitoring network. The result is clear: Our servers are busy little bees. Our network of servers performs 100,000 checks every hour. That is 2.4 million checks per day. To give those numbers give some perspective, if you placed 100,000 […]

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