There have been no rivals for Facebook. Once it came onto the scene and lapped MySpace in total users, the battle was over. Sure, the occasional pretender to the throne made some noise, but these days, everyone’s on Facebook and just about everyone depends on Facebook to stay connected with family and friends. When Facebook goes down, it makes news, and now Facebook is making news for its ability to stay up. Facebook topped a billion concurrent users on Monday.
That means one billion people were using Facebook at the same time. Not in a single day, one billion people were logged into Facebook at the same time on the same day in the same minute. That’s staggering from a technical standpoint, and it’s a true sign that Facebook is incredibly popular. Like you needed proof of that.
“We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day,” posted Facebook head honcho Mark Zuckerberg on his personal page. “On Monday, 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.”
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