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One Billion People Used Facebook In A Single Day

| 28 Aug 2015 13:50
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that one in seven people used Facebook's social media platform last Monday.

What did you do on Facebook last Monday? Share a funny video? Get in touch with relatives? Whatever it was, you absolutely weren't alone. For the first time, over one billion people logged into Facebook on a single day. That's 1/7th of Earth's population sharing content, chatting with friends, and commenting on the latest posts.

Mark Zuckerberg himself confirmed the information via a Facebook post - naturally. " On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family," he wrote. "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."

Facebook reached one billion active users in 2012, but that didn't mean everyone was logging in at the same time. Usually half of Facebook's users only check in once a month instead of arriving en masse. It's actually kind of impressive that Facebook's service didn't suffer any slowdowns - at least none that I noticed.

But what's really amazing is imagining this number could easily be surpassed one day. Facebook's prevalence in the tech world continues to grow, especially with hardware like Oculus Rift on the way, and shows little sign of slowing down.

Source: Facebook, via BBC

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