Facebook has a big impact on the global economy, says Facebook-funded study

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You know what’s really cool? $227 billion.

That’s the amount of global economic impact that Facebook had in the 12 months ending October 2014 by supporting news jobs and connecting businesses with customers, at least according to a new study commissioned by Facebook

The study, conducted by Deloitte, credits Facebook with supporting 4.5 million jobs worldwide by virtue of being a platform for marketers and app developers. Beyond job creation, the study touched on Facebook’s ability to help marketers boost sales, developers monetize applications and allow for people in developing countries to “take part in the digital economy,” which “stimulates economic impact.” Read more…

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