In somewhat related news, Global Post has reported on Facebook and the social network’s eye on Latin America as a huge driver of its global profits. In an exclusive interview with Reuters’ Spanish-language service, Alexandre Hohagen, Facebook’s vice president for the region, highlighted both Latin America’s already heavy use of the social network and its potential to continue to grow.
Last week, shares in Facebook finally surpassed their value when they debuted on the stock exchange in May 2012.
“We [Latin America] have had an important role in the growth of those company results,” Hohagen said. “And we are still far from the ceiling. We are a region of 600 million people where 250 million people have still never connected to the Internet.”