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Facebook Hits 250 Million Members

Well, this week Facebook hit a huge milestone in users. Just three months after it announced that it had reached 200 million users, Facebook announced that it now has a quarter of a billion registered members.

CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement yesterday that growing to 250 million users wasn't just an impressive number to the company:

"Each person who joins makes Facebook better by adding a presence to the site that friends and family can connect with and feel closer to. For us, growing to 250 million users isn't just an impressive number; it is a mark of how many personal connections all of you have made, and how far we at Facebook have to go to extend the power of connection to the billions of people around the world."

Over the last few months there's been a huge increase in the amount of older people joining Facebook. Of course, anyone under the age of about 30 is almost guaranteed to have a profile but parents and grandparents? Not so much. Facebook says that the fastest growing demographic is those aged 35 years old and older. There's even a website to help kids who have a parent, aunt, uncle or grandparent have joined Facebook. You can check it out here.

Any readers who don't have a Facebook? Let us know!