A record-breaking 1 billion people used Facebook on Monday

Written by Maryam Dodhy ·  42 sec read >

Facebook passed an important milestone this week. This past Monday, a record-breaking 1 billion people used Facebook in a single day. This means that 1/7 of the world’s population was logged in to Facebook at some point during Monday.

Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement via a post on Facebook, along with a video specifically made to celebrate this feat.


MarkSince Facebook’s launch from Zuckerberg’s dorm in 2004, it has become the second most trafficked website in the world. Facebook first reached 1 billion active users in 2012. Since then those numbers have expanded to 1.49 billion. This means that at some point on Monday, about 2/3 of its entire user base was logged on.

Considering the fact that Facebook has had its fair share of controversies over the years, the social media is still finding ways to grow. Several other social media sites have been launched to rival it, but no one can challenge the power that Facebook has over its users. Recently, Google+, which was launched as a potential competitor to Facebook, also is not doing well. So whether you like it or not, Facebook has a great userbase and it is finding more and more ways to stick around for a very long time.

Written by Maryam Dodhy
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