Facebook membership surges to 120 million users

Social-networking giant Facebook got a notch bigger in the last three months, and the company has higher hopes from a partnership with Salesforce.com.Specifically, the company grew its active membership total from 90 million in early July to 120 million now, said Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, speaking at Saleforce.com’s Dreamforce conference here.”We got more (members) in the last three months than in the first three years of our existence,” Sandberg said. She also said the site now has more than 280,000 applications, small Web-based programs that can be housed on Facebook pages and shared with people’s contacts.

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