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Here’s a crazy statistic for you: For the first time in history, one billion people used Facebook in a single day this past Monday. That means one out of every seven people on the planet was logged into the network at some point during that day.
Mark Zuckerberg took to his own Facebook account to announce the milestone today. It’s an incredibly impressive number.
While Facebook first reached more than 1 billion active users back in 2012, those were month averages that could include infrequent users on the site only once every couple of weeks. Facebook currently claims 1.31 billion monthly active users in its company info page.
Nearly the same number of people using the platform in a single day is much more significant, and it’s a sign that despite being the most popular social network with its fair share controversies, Facebook is still finding ways to grow. The CEO had this to say about the achievement:
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.
Facebook’s even made a video to celebrate. You can watch that and read the full announcement on Zuckerberg’s profile, linked below.
➤ Mark Zuckerberg [Facebook]
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