To 1 Million

To most, this image would illustrate that Facebook isn’t as high and mighty as most think because it took them so long to get to 1 million. Facebook changed people’s mindset and moved them online socially. Also, Facebook started with a very small group of people – Ivy League college students and it was required to have a college email address to subscribe to Facebook for quite some time. Also, Office 365 already had name recognition and a built in user base day 1.

It would be interesting to see how long it took AOL to get to 1 million users and then compare that to gmail. With a difference of over 10 years, gmail had to switch people to their system while AOL had to get people online; a much bigger hurdle for AOL, much like Facebook.