That’s how many jobs the fast-growing Facebook app ecosystem has created, accord to a new study from the University of Maryland Business School. As The Hill‘s Brendan Sasso reports:
Based on those figures and average salary estimates, the researchers concluded Facebook apps have added between $12.19 billion and $15.71 billion to the economy.
“Our findings confirm that social media platforms have created a thriving new industry,” Hann said. “As Facebook and other platforms grow, we will continue to see job growth and the ripple effects of these advances in the U.S. economy.”
The full study is available here (PDF).