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Kenyans ranked seventh in Africa among facebook users

08 October 2012, 11:18 Roggers Momata

After making the official announcement of emerging as the world’s first largest social network, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg was more than delighted to express his gratitude to the online fraternity that has made him the celebrated icon he is on the global scene today. Hitting a billion user mark and still counting must be a tremendous achievement to what may have possibly started off as a mere project.

While sharing his sentiments via his post, Zuckerberg posted, “If you are reading this, I’d like to say thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people across the world to connect is such an amazing, humbling and by far the thing that I am most proud of in my life.”

In a press statement, Zuckerberg did explain how the users have been responsible for quite a number of reasons. Among them being over 17 billion location check-ins, over 219 billion photo sharing and an estimated 1.14 trillion likes on facebook’s pages.

In general, figures of Africa’s facebook users are estimated to stand at about 48 million. Leading in the packs is Egypt followed closely by South Africa. Kenya is placed seventh overall on the list of the most active facebook users.

Should a new study be established seeking to identify “facebook addicts” in the region, you bet Kenya would highly rank on the list for the entire positive and ‘not-so-positive reasons’. (If you know what I mean)  *wink*

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