Eight billion minutes spent on Facebook daily

More than 8 billion minutes are spent on Facebook every day, Facebook executive Mike Schroepfer said in a talk Wednesday at the Web 2.0 Summit here.Some 2 billion pieces of content are shared every week, and 2 billion photos are uploaded each month–1.2 million served per second on a “peak day,” he said. Five billion calls to Facebook’s application program interface (API) were made on Tuesday. It’s huge: Schroepfer, Facebook’s vice president of engineering, was focused on talking about the challenges of scaling a social network to the more than 300 million active users it has today.

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