Facebook Question – Australia Network numbers

A bit of silliness – only special members that Facebook deem “whales” are allowed to go over 5000 friends.

Hmmmm, so the Australia network numbers are a bit confusing:

You are in one network.
You have 135 friends in Australia.
There are 908,376 people in the Australia network.
Change Region
Leave Network
(interesting, it increased a 1000 in 1.5 – 2 hours).

If you don’t choose a network, you won’t be included in this figure. And newbies to the site don’t always know to join the Australia network. Plus, you are only allowed one “region”network – so you can’t join Australia AND U.K. for example. But the new Facebook Flyers – like Google AdSense – says:

You are targeting about 1,498,320 people in Australia.

I assume targeting doesn’t mean with a gun? 😛

Anyway, are the additonal 590,000 or so members taken from identifying Aussie IP addresses, rather than relying on members choosing to join the Australia network ? The figure didn’t change over the last couple of hours, unlike the “network” one. I dunno, that’s a third (1/3) again – I’m pretty sure the advertising types might be interested in where that additional 1/2 million viewers come from… 😀

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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