Face­book cel­e­brates one bil­lion users in sin­gle day

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

Face­book boasted of a new bench­mark on Thurs­day in its seem­ingly in­ex­orable march to In­ter­net ubiq­uity: a bil­lion peo­ple used the so­cial net­work in a sin­gle day. "We just passed an im­por­tant mile­stone," chief ex­ec­u­tive and co-founder Mark Zucker­berg de­clared in a post on his Face­book page. "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," Zucker­berg added. "This was the first time we reached this mile­stone, and it's just the be­gin­ning of con­nect­ing the whole world."

Zucker­berg also posted a video ded­i­cated to the achieve­ment. In its earn­ings up­date last month, Face­book said monthly ac­tive users surged 13 per­cent from a year ago to 1.49 bil­lion. The num­ber of mo­bile ac­tive users rose to 1.31 bil­lion.

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