Facebook reaches 1 billion users

Facebook reaches 1 billion users
Social media giant Facebook has announced today that it has reached the 1 billion user mark, a milestone certainly never seen before in history.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the milestone was hit on September 14th, and the figure is a small jump from June when the company hit 950 million.

Perhaps more importantly for the company, Zuckerberg said the network now has 600 million mobile users, although the main struggle for the company has been how to monetize such users.

Facebook recently saw revenue increase by 32 percent to $1.18 billion in the latest quarter, with 84 percent coming from advertisements. However, the average Facebook user uses the site only from their mobile device, where there are no ads.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 4 Oct 2012 14:59
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  • Ryoohki

    I wonder what percentage of that number are alternate accounts. I know many people with 5-10 accounts for various reasons.

    4.10.2012 19:25 #1

  • neewbie

    Exactly, there are so many duplicate accounts and fake ones those numbers are hardly accurate.

    Thermaltake.... cool all your life

    5.10.2012 03:59 #2

  • xboxd00d

    I agree with ryoohki, loads of fake accounts, prob at least 20%+
    Can't believe there r 800 million chumps competing in the game of "who has got the most exciting life" and boring everyone by sharing the fact they are having "a nice cup of coffee while watching tv"

    "Trying is the first step towards Failure" Homer.J.Simpson

    5.10.2012 08:31 #3

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