Facebook surpasses one billion users as it tempts new markets

Facebook now has more than one billion people using it every month, the company has said.The passing of the milestone was announced by founder Mark Zuckerberg on US television on Thursday.The company said that those billion users were to date responsible for 1.13 trillion “likes”, 219 billion photos and 17 billion location check-ins.The site, which was launched in 2004, is now looking towards emerging markets to build its user base further.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19828855Also see:Facebook hits 1 billion users a month
Facebook is now used by 1 billion people every month – 14% of the global population of about 7 billion – its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has confirmed.The milestone means Zuckerberg has achieved his stated ambition of reaching 1 billion active monthly users just two years and three months after the social network reached the half billion mark. Facebook reached 900 million active monthly users in April.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/04/facebook-hits-billion-users-a-monthA Billion Users Raise Stakes at Facebook for Revenue
China. India. And now Facebook?The company said Thursday that it had a billion users worldwide who logged into Facebook at least once a month. The number is all the more remarkable considering that Facebook was created only seven years ago and has doubled its user base in the last two years alone. It took McDonald’s about 40 years to attract a billion customers.But what is the value of a billion? It is not the same for Facebook as it is for other companies.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/facebook-passes-1-billion-active-users/Facebook crosses billion threshold, on quest for growth
Facebook Inc passed the 1 billion user mark in September, a level of global penetration that is a remarkable achievement for an 8-year-old social network and a heightened challenge to its quest for sustained growth.Facebook, which has endured a bruising four months in the stock market since a haphazard May 18 initial public offering, has acknowledged that a slowdown in new-user acquisition is inevitable as its worldwide reach expands.

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