Facebook's big four

In Facebook's just released S-1 filing the company makes the case of its size and growth. That's kicked off with some simple metrics: how many people are using the site, and what exactly they're doing on it.

Here we've got an update on how many active monthly users the site has, how many likes and comments, how many photos are being uploaded, as well as the number of connections made among all those users.

Click through to see the rest of the company's charts.

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Facebook's annual revenue

In its S-1, Facebook tracked how much revenue it's made since launching, with some of the biggest gains coming in the last three years.

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Monthly active users by year

Facebook's currently at 845 million active users monthly, but it wasn't always that way. This chart shows how user activity has grown annually going back to 2004.

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Daily Active Users Worldwide (in millions)

In this chart, we see worldwide daily active users (in millions) between March 31, 2009, and December 31, 2011

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Daily active users between March 2009 and December 2011

Here's the same chart from Facebook's S-1 in bar form.

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Features and growth

In its filing, Facebook provides a look at its growth going back to 2004. Here you can see what features have been added by what year, and how many monthly active users the site attracted. Click through to see the other half of the chart.

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Features and growth

Here's the number of monthly active users compared to features being added between 2008 and 2011.

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Monthly active users between 2009 and end of 2011

This chart shows us the worldwide monthly active users between March 31, 2009, and December 31, 2011, all in millions.

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Daily active users in Asia

Here we get the daily active users (in millions) during the same time period, but just for Asia.

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Daily active users in Europe

Here we get the daily active users (in millions) during the same time period, but for Europe, topping out at 143 million.

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Daily active users in the U.S. and Canada

Here we get the daily active users (in millions) during the same time period in the U.S. and Canada.

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Daily active users in the 'rest of the world'

Finally, we get the daily active users (in millions) during the same time period in the "rest of the world," which Facebook counts as Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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Daily Active Users by Region (in millions)

Here's a breakdown of Facebook's growth in daily active users by region (in millions).

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