Today, Facebook announced that one billion people used the service on Monday. The sheer size of Facebook’s active user base is much larger than any other social network, and the news proves that Facebook is continuing to grow.
The announcement was made by founder Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post. Here is the entire contents of the post:
“We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.
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. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world.
I’m so proud of our community for the progress we’ve made. Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world.
A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.
Thank you for being part of our community and for everything you’ve done to help us reach this milestone. I’m looking forward to seeing what we accomplish together.”
The milestone is an impressive feat for the company’s growth team, which has continually found ways to attract new users.
Efforts like Internet.org, which will deliver basic internet services to developing countries using solar-powered planes, position the company to grow its reach even further.