Facebook’s 1bn users a day: Connecting the World, Policing the World


More than one billion people logged into the social media network Facebook in one day, marking a new record for the company, said Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on 27 August 2015. The 31-year-old entrepreneur said the milestone was the 'beginning of connecting the whole world,' according to a message on his Facebook site.

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Connecting the world

1 billion people signed on their Facebook account on Thursday.

Whilst hailing the new benchmark, Mark Zuckerberg declared his ambition to “connect the world” boasting that "on Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family."

The benchmark comes with the profits of a small state.  Facebook said that year-on-year, monthly active users increased by 13% this summer to 1.49 billion, of which 1.31 billion on a mobile application.


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