On 24th August 2015, Facebook achieved a mammoth accomplishment, which would have seemed unlikely few years ago.
To be precise, the social network had exactly 1 BILLION PEOPLE logged into the site on a Single Day, a commendable feat to say the least. The news comes as no great surprise though, as Facebook has been growing steadily, and in the second quarter of 2015 it averaged 968 million Daily Active Users, and 1.49 billion Monthly Active Users.
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerburg had posted about this achievement saying, “1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world. A more open & connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, & a stronger society that reflects all of our values.”
And these words indeed hold true considering the inundation of comments, which were a mix of congratulatory and emotional messages.
“Facebook has connected me with my biological family and has allowed me to get the answers that I needed to end the feeling of resentment I had from not knowing the whole truth. My life is so much better now. Love you mama”, one of the 10,000 strong and heartwarming replies Mark’s post had received.
With such positive response and appreciation, it’s clear to see Facebook still remains to be the King of Social Networking and favourite among both developed and developing countries. Based on its figure of 844 million Daily Active Mobile Users during that period, Facebook may well reach the total of 1 Billion people logging in from Smartphones and Tablets in a single day in the not-too distant future too.