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ONE BILLION people logged into Facebook on the same day, this week

You win, Zuckerberg. You win.

Facebook Source: Associated Press

FOR THE FIRST time in its history, one billion people used Facebook in the same day, this week.

Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement, naturally, in a Facebook post earlier this evening:

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.

The 1 billion figure is different from the daily user numbers Facebook discloses each quarter when it reports its financial results.

Those are the average number of daily users, counted over a 30-day period. Facebook had 968 million daily active users in June.

Overall, Facebook has nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month.

It hit the 1 billion user milestone in October 2012. The website was launched on 4 February, 2004 and reached 1 million users within 10 months.

Here’s a very young Zuckerberg explaining “TheFacebook.com” (as it was then known), 11 years ago, and saying:

When we first launched we were hoping for maybe 400 or 500 people.

Source: Geeks and Com'/YouTube

Contains reporting by the Associated Press.

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