How valuable is Facebook to its users, and how can you measure the value of the site when access is free? Three economists and a social media researcher pooled their work and expertise to assess Facebook’s value to its users, in contrast to its market value or its contribution to the gross domestic product.
The US Census just released the latest population estimate and one story persists – fertility rates are down. At the moment, one child is born every eight seconds in the US and one person dies every eleven seconds. Those two factors have yielded a natural population increase of one million last year, down from an increase of 1.8 million in 2008.