Looks like the time is rising for Facebook. According to a statement by Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday morning, the social networking site has reached the milestone of over one billion people as active users.
Here is the link- http://newsroom.fb.com/News/One-Billion-People-on-Facebook-1c9.aspx
Zuckerberg wrote, “If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.” He further talked of his commitment and added, “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.”
The social networking site is surely busy these days. Facebook is working on to come up with latest ways to boost revenue from ads in the mobile network.
The balance sheet provided on the site gives us many facts about Facebook’s popularity.
It also talks to top five countries where Facebook is seeing quick growth include Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States.
As per reports, around 600 million users are accessing the social networking site via their mobile devices. Also the average age of a Facebook user is seen to be 22.
A strong and growing medium, Facebook has more than 219 billion photos that have been uploaded to the site, apart from those deleted. Also users have listened to around 62.6 million songs at least 22 billion times on the social networking site.
Considering more success for Facebook, the network has logged 140.3 billion friend connections, 17 billion of which have been tagged with users’ locations. To know more popularity of the firm, consider this. All users have reached for the “Like” button on Facebook and other sites more than 1.13 trillion times since the widget went live in February 2009.
Earlier, in July 2010, Facebook hit its last major milestone of having 500 million users.
Taking facts from the data sheet, the social networking site officially hit the mark of one billion users on Sept. 14. at 12:45 p.m. Pacific time.
However, no excuse for the delayed announcement was given.