Facebook Surpasses One Billion Users

Facebook has surpassed one billion users, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced.

The aforementioned figure also applies to Facebook users who are "actively" utilizing the social network every month.

"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," said Zuckerberg.

Facebook features tens of millions of fake accounts, but NBC reports that the milestone does not include bots or fake users but real people with accounts who log into the website every month.

If the social network were a country, it would be the third largest in the world, trailing behind China who has 1.34 billion people, with India being the home to 1.2 billion people. Other statistics based on the site are:

  • 1.13 trillion "likes"
  • 140.3 billion friend connections
  • 219 billion photos uploaded (265 billion when deleted photos are accounted for)
  • 17 billion location check-ins
  • 62.6 million songs played 22 billion times since September 2011

Facebook also said the median age of users is 22 years old. During July 2010, when the site reached 500 million users, the median age was 23. Users who joined in that month now have an average of 305 friends.

As for the social network's mobile statistics, the site also confirmed that there are 600 million mobile users, representing an increase of 48 million from 552 million in June.

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  • with 50% fake accounts :P
  • does anybody care?
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