Cheaper Internet-ready phones may make India Facebook Inc.’s biggest market after the U.S. next year with more than 50 million users. There are 729 million facebook users worldwide according to socialbakers.com.
The number of active accounts in India jumped 85% to 32 million this year, according to socialbakers.com, which tracks user data at the Palo Alto, California-based company.
That’s the world’s third-biggest behind the 153 million in the US and 39.2 million in Indonesia. Mobile handset sales in the world’s second-fastest growing major economy will surpass 206 million units annually in 2014 from 175.9 million last year, says Gartner.
Beta statistics indicate that Jakarta has the most Facebook users in the world with over 17 million.
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