Face­book cel­e­brates 1 bil­lion users in 1 day

The China Post - - WORLD BUSINESS -

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.

AP

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.

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