Facebook celebrates 1 billion users in 1 day
Facebook boasted of a new benchmark 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 cofounder 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 this March 25 file photo, Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday, Aug. 24. Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged in to the social network to connect with their friends and family.