Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had big news to announce earlier today. According to the website, One billion people logged in to Facebook simultaneously on Aug 24.
Zuckerberg was clearly thrilled, in his Facebook post, and the news is definitely exciting, seeing as it’s a marker of just how large this friend-making website has come since its early days in a Harvard dorm.
Zuckerberg had this to say:
“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.”
Facebook also released a commemorative video to celebrate the event. You can check it out below.