A few days ago, erroneous reports surfaced that there were 104 million people using the Facebook app for the iPhone. This seemed a bit strange as it implied that every iOS device out there had the Facebook app installed given that there are, well, approximately 100 iOS devices out there in the wild.
Facebook has since clarified its iOS figures and released the following statement to Engadget:
There are currently 44 million monthly active users of the Facebook for iPhone app. We recently changed the definition of mobile active users to exclude those who have only liked or commented on stream stories. Instead we are counting “active” users as people who have taken explicit actions within an application. This practice is more aligned with how we count overall active users for the site.
Either way, that’s a helluva number, and there’s simply no denying that Facebook is fast becoming the default mobile app of choice for users on all sorts of mobile platforms.