Zuckerberg Posts about Facebook Reaching 2 Billion Users
Approximately 3.7 billion people across the globe have access to Internet, and approximately 700 million of those users are in China, where incidentally, Facebook is banned.
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Social media network giant, Facebook has officially crosses 2 billion monthly users, its founder Mark Zuckerberg has has announced.
Facebook was founded in 2004 and reached 1 billion users in October 2012. In the span of approximately 4 years and 9 months the most influential social media network in the world has added 580,000 new users per day to reach the second set of billion users.
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, made the announcement via a Facebook post: "We're making progress connecting the world, and now let's bring the world closer together."
Approximately 3.7 billion people across the globe have access to Internet, and approximately 700 million of those users are in China, where incidentally, Facebook is banned. This means at least two in every three people who could use Facebook per month does so.
According to the UK’s Telegraph, “The new landmark is likely to lead to questions about whether the company can continue to grow as fast as it has done. In recent years, it has confounded many predictions of slowing growth, leading to it becoming one of the world's most valuable companies.”
Zuckerberg, who also wrote in his celebratory post, "it's an honour to be on this journey with you", is now worth around 65 billion dollars.
"What we really care about is being able to connect everyone. So two billion, there wasn't as much fanfare around it," he had told USA Today. "We still haven't connected everyone."
Last week, Facebook revised its mission from "Make the world more open and connected" to "Bring the world closer together", a change in wording that reflects change in strategy to build connected online communities.
At a speech in Chicago, Zuckerberg had also suggested Facebook could fill address the gaps that the decline of traditional communities such as church groups has created.
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