Three years ago in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook achieved a significant figure that only a few predicated. That figure, was of course Facebook’s milestone of one billion users, which it managed to accomplish in October, 2012.
Now, two and a half years later, Facebook has claimed that it has reached another significant milestone. Zuckerberg described this significant event for the company in a blog and wrote, “On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family”. That, in short, translates into a billion users actively using Facebook on one single day !
A billion users in totality to a billion people logging into Facebook on a single day — all in a span of under three years — is in fact a significant achievement from the company.
The social networking platform is currently used by 1.5 billion people from across the globe. Its reach however, mimics the connectivity of the internet. In countries where internet penetration is more, Facebook has gained more users.
It is from countries such as the U.S. India, and U.K. and other neighboring European Nations that Facebook has managed to acquire most of its users. But, when you consider the African, South American and South East Asia, Facebook is still out of reach for the many – thanks to the lack of access to internet.
To cement this gap Facebook’s Internet.Org initiative was developed, but failed to reach its desired impact due to the criticism regarding net nutrality.
Zuckerberg, however is hopeful that Facebook’s dream of connecting the whole world will be realised one day, and added,
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