One billion people connect on Facebook on Monday


For the first time ever, Facebook reached a massive milestone involving one in seven human beings on the planet Earth.

One billion of its users logged on to use the social network on Monday for the first time ever, proving the continuing growth of Mark Zuckerberg’s company that he started out of his college dorm.

“I’m so proud of our community for the progress we’ve made,” Zuckerberg appropriately released in a Facebook post. “Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world.”

To accompany the achievement, Facebook revealed a video that summed up how people are using the social network. In the video, the narrator admits the internet isn’t always the friendliest place, but highlights the positive uses of Facebook, including keeping in touch with those far away.

“A more open and connected world is a better world,” Zuckerberg said. “It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.”

Zuckerberg thanked the community for helping his idea grow. Currently, Facebook is worth over $200 million after it began publicly trading on the stock market.

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