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Facebook users pass the one billion mark

By piranha

5th October 2012

Facebook has announced that it has surpassed one billion users a month.

Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone on US television on Thursday 4th October 2012.

Since its early beginnings at Harvard University, Facebook users have befriended each other 140.3 billion times. The site, launched in 2004, can now boast 1.13 trillion ‘likes’ 219 billion photos and 17 billion location check-ins and is now looking to increase it’s user base further.

Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a status update “If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life”

Figures released to coincide with the announcement revealed that the number of users accessing the site via a mobile device has increased by 48 million from 552 million last year to 600 million.

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