facebook 1 billion

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the social network passed a significant milestone this week. On August 24, more than 1 billion people used Facebook in a single day for the first time ever.

“When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post this afternoon. “On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.”

He goes on to say “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.”

You’ve likely heard the story by now. Zuckerberg started Facebook with a small group of friends and roommates in his Harvard dorm room in February 2004. He is currently believed to have a net worth in upwards of $40 billion.

Source: Facebook

  • William Melendez

    Impressive. I don’t use Facebook but that’s crazy !

    • Crazy indeed! A billion people all of which has their personal and private information tracked. The Facebook databases must be massive…

      • aminosdos

        Drop the “The”. Just “Facebook”. It’s cleaner.

    • Me too…

  • Disqus

    How many were real people and not robots? Significantly less, I would imagine.

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      Whoa, real Disqus here?

  • I’m using everyday.

  • diggitydang

    I’ve been using it much less these days. My phone is logged in though and I don’t log in when I open the app, which leads me to believe I’m always logged in… I wonder if I don’t go in to check my newsfeed, whether that’s counted as a log in. Hmmmmm… Anyway, it’s a crazy number nonetheless… And scary when you think about how much data they have on all of us.

  • Elias Chao

    So did I. LOL

    • Norbi Whitney

      I’ll add my name to those fooled.

  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    May I join the club of the fooled?

  • mav3rick

    started … in his Harvard dorm room
    Good it was not a garage.