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Facebook has one billion users

October 04, 2012 18:59 IST
Facebook has exceeded one billion active users, an "amazing" milestone for the social networking site that now reaches one out of every seven people on the Earth.

"This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month," said Mark Zuckerberg, the Co-founder and CEO of the social media giant.

"If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honour of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life."

Topping the one billion mark means that Facebook now reaches one out of every 7 people on the planet, CNN reported, adding that the site has a presence in more than 200 sovereign territories.

The California-based company said those billion users were to date responsible for 1.13 trillion 'likes', 219 billion photos and 17 billion location check-ins.

It took Facebook, launched in 2004, six years to hit the 500 million user mark and barely two to double it.

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