Facebook’s latest valuation reached over $100 billion which prompted The Next Web to do some math and figure out how much Facebook user is worth.
They figured this out by taking Facebook’s worth ($102.8 billion) and dividing it by the amount of users (845 million). This means that each user is worth approximately $121.
Senator Al Franken had some interesting things to say last night on the topic of antitrust laws in the US. He implied that companies such as Google and Facebook don’t always have our best interests in mind:
But the problem doesn’t stop there. Because accumulating data about you isn’t just a strange hobby for these corporations. It’s their whole business model. And you are not their client. You are their product.
While individually we aren’t worth anything to Facebook — as a total we are worth everything to Facebook. Without their millions of users they are just another website.