Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users
Facebook is now a billion users strong. Facebook’s CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone on his Facebook profile. “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 honour of serving you,” Zuckerberg posted.
“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,” he added.
In June this year Facebook had announced that it had 955 million monthly active users. Facebook reached 1 billion monthly active users on September 14 at 12:45 PM Pacific time.
Facebook’s massive user bases in countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia,Mexico and the United States helped it reach this new landmark. However, of the total number of users, 600 million use the mobile version of the social networking site.
Along with hitting a 1 billion user base, the company also released some interesting details. For instance, the median age of users is 22-years. Since Facebook was launched in February 2009, over 1.13 trillion likes have been received, and 140.3 billion friend connections made and about 219 billion photos uploaded. The data was pulled on September 9, 2012, and represents the total number of photos currently on this site – in other words, it excludes deleted photos. “If we wanted to include all photos ever uploaded, the estimate we have is 265 billion. Photo uploading launched fall 2005,” said the company.
About 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times – that’s about 210,000 years of music, added a company source.