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Happy 2 Million Australians, Facebook


About 1/3 of Australians don’t join the Facebook Australian ‘network’ (group). But sometime in the last couple of days (since last weekend anyway), Facebook signed up their 2 millionth Australian – you can see the real numbers through the social ads pages. That makes them well on track for having 10% of Australians on Facebook by Christmas. Not bad going when you consider that Facebook was only opened up to non-education (American) email addresses late last year, and only really gained traction in Australia at the end of May this year when F8 (the application delivery service into the social network) went live.

So happy 2 million (over 18 y.o) Australians, Facebook!

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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