A Global Operating System?

Facebook at 2.9 billion people, $54 billion in GDP and counting

Keith Teare
15 min readOct 1, 2021

By Keith Teare • Issue #276 • View online

2.9 billion people voluntarily use Facebook. That is bigger than China and India combined. The GDP of Facebook is $54bn. Voluntary adoption of a global network and content platform seems to be what we are choosing. What are the implications?


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When I sit down each Thursday to review what I have read this week I never know ahead of time what I will be saying. My weekly reading happens in spurts each day in between other things and I only develop an abstract view of the content as I drag each piece from the right-hand toolbar in Revue, into the body of the newsletter.

Some weeks the lead is obvious and others, not so much.

This week is all about history. Not the history of the past. Or even the history of the present. But the history being made…



Keith Teare

Founder at SignalRank Corporation. Publisher of That Was The Week, Founder at archimedes.studio. Founding TechCrunch investor