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FrancisNobleman said:
Just to clarify to Europeans, what americans call a billion we call it one thousand million.

1, 000, 000, 000


The word "Billion" doesn't exist in Europe?



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At a certain point growth has to slow down. Could facebook really be expected to continue its current momentum?



wfz said:
FrancisNobleman said:
Just to clarify to Europeans, what americans call a billion we call it one thousand million.

1, 000, 000, 000


The word "Billion" doesn't exist in Europe?


A European billion is what us Americans would call a trillion.

Yes, it IS very confusing. As always though, the European model actually makes more sense



SmoothCriminal said:
wfz said:
FrancisNobleman said:
Just to clarify to Europeans, what americans call a billion we call it one thousand million.

1, 000, 000, 000


The word "Billion" doesn't exist in Europe?


A European billion is what us Americans would call a trillion.

Yes, it IS very confusing. As always though, the European model actually makes more sense

I've never heard somebody use the word "billion" to mean a "million million" in the UK. Everybody always uses it in the "thousand million" sense. Sticking to the thousands makes a lot of sense, as it keeps numbers manageabe as they increase in size.



JWeinCom said:
At a certain point growth has to slow down. Could facebook really be expected to continue its current momentum?


FB took about 9 months to get from 900million to1billion.......growth has def slowed down, and they need to watch out bc larger companies than MySpace and twitter, namely tech giants such as msft and google, have entered social media and size always gives a big advantage



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About the billion thing.

As far as I know, it's not about location (NA or Europe) but about the language itself. In English a billion is always a thousand million. In Spanish, Portuguese, French, etc. it's a million million.

As for FB, congrats I guess. A billion people is huge, but they need to turn turn that potential into something more meaningful.



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FrancisNobleman said:
Just to clarify to Europeans, what americans call a billion we call it one thousand million.

1, 000, 000, 000


I hope you're lying.



           

blkfish92 said:
FrancisNobleman said:
Just to clarify to Europeans, what americans call a billion we call it one thousand million.

1, 000, 000, 000


I hope you're lying.

one milliard



Barozi said:
blkfish92 said:
FrancisNobleman said:
Just to clarify to Europeans, what americans call a billion we call it one thousand million.

1, 000, 000, 000


I hope you're lying.

one milliard


One milliard=1 billion?



           

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