facebook logoFacebook has achieved yet another milestone in its journey as a social network on Monday earlier this week, where company CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that for the very first time, over a billion people actually used Facebook – all within the span of a single day. This auspicious occasion was declared over Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page (where else?) in a post, where he claimed that one out of seven people on Earth logged into the social network in order to remain connected with their family, and friends too, of course. In June this year, Facebook had 968 million daily active users, so this is quite a feat.

You can check out Zuckerberg’s entire Facebook post extracted below.

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.

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