Facebook came to a gigantic turning point this week, with Mark Zuckerberg is announcing that a billion people signed onto the social networking site on Monday.
That means one out of seven people on Earth used Facebook on a single day.
“This was the first time when we came to this growth, and it’s simply the start of connecting the entire world,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post today.
This is mainly great as there were no special event or occasion that may have pushed users to sign in on Monday – there was just many people using Facebook that day.
Facebook received a lot of major upgrades this year, including a better push into videos, and in addition to live streaming.
Facebook has also been pushing for a more connected world for some time now, with the company working on a project that integrate Internet.org, and as well as a giant solar powered plane constructed to deliver internet to remote regions in the 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,” Zuckerberg added in his post.
“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.”