Since its inception, Facebook has always been fastidious about tracking its progress. At any given moment, they can tell you exactly how fast the company is growing and how many new members they have. For instance, the company recently announced that they had signed up their 400 millionth-member.
Facebook also keeps close tabs on its applications. In fact, there is a Facebook apps stats page that is updated on a daily basis. Let us take a moment to review the most popular new apps.
A quick look at the Facebook statistics page tells us that FarmVille, Texas HoldEm Poker, Facebook for BlackBerry, Cafe World and Mafia Wars Game are the most downloaded apps, at present. What do they have in common? Well, four out of five are mobile games. Because applications are far more popular with younger users, mobile games have always been the most popular group of apps.
In addition to letting users know what the hottest applications are at any given moment, the Facebook statistics pages also tell us how many downloads each application has recorded on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
The site also keeps track of the top developers and the fastest growing Facebook applications. There is even a special section that follows the progress of the worst apps. All of them have zero downloads, which is an impressive feat on Facebook.