Facebook announced yesterday that they hit a major milestone which was that 1 billion used Facebook on Monday. This was announced in a post by the company’s CEO/Founder Mark Zuckerberg. This number represents 1 in 7 people on the planet. Last month, we reported that about 50% of the world’s internet users now use Facebook.
However, for those who are interested in financials, it’s the number of daily active users that matters. Leveraging on this huge user base, the social media giant has launched a series of services to boost its revenue.
“We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world.I’m so proud of our community for the progress we’ve made. Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world.A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.
Thank you for being part of our community and for everything you’ve done to help us reach this milestone. I’m looking forward to seeing what we accomplish together.”- Mark Zuckerberg