Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of Facebook, has today announced that the world’s most popular social networking service has passed 1 billion active monthly users in just 8 years since its inception in a Harvard dorm room (via 9to5Mac).
Here’s what Zuckerberg wrote on the official Facebook news page today:
“This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.
If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.
Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.
I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too”.
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Zuckerberg also said in his interview that most people actually access Facebook on the mobile web rather than an app.