Alex Steer

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If Facebook were a country...

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Of all the social media statistics, this one is most loved. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest country in the world. With 500 million members, only China and India are bigger. But what kind of a country would it be?

A country governed by a small unelected elite.

A country which conducts routine intelligence on its populace.

A country in which the main sectors of industry are farming and organised crime.

A country without effective separation of powers.

A country which makes it hard to leave.

A country where the median age is 26.

So, if Facebook were a country... it would be Burma.

Great.

# Alex Steer (27/07/2010)