India has surpassed Indonesia to get to the No. 2 position in number of Facebook Users. The U.S. is the No. 1 Facebook Nation with roughly over 19% of the total Facebook Users worldwide.
Indonesia finally dethroned from the second place by India. As of February 1 2012, India has a total of 43,497,980 Facebook users compared to 43,060,360 in Indonesia.
Facebook Users Growth in India
In the past 12 months or so, Facebook registered strong user uptake in India. On January 1, 2011, India has a total of 16,915,900 Facebook users. By the end of 2011, the total exceeded 41 users – a 144% growth rate in 2011
Despite gaining huge popularity in India, there are several obstacles ahead of Facebook, as the social networking giant gears up to expand its presence in India. Facebook’s growth in India may be held back, owing to the censorship laws and court cases. The Delhi High Court has ordered Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other Internet companies to remove material considered offensive. Legal sources point out that the case has a good chance of being taken to the Supreme Court, and if the court order is upheld, Facebook, Google and others would be forced to closely monitor content on their site.