Facebook hits magical 1 Billion User Mark!


Facebook has finally achieved it – About an hour ago, Mark Zuckerberg updated his timeline to reveal that Facebook has crossed the magical 1,000,000,000 user mark.

To be honest, it is unbelievable – Just 3 years back, Facebook had about 175 million subscribers. Accumulating over 825 million new subscribers in a span of 36 month is simply magical. Here is the status update that Mark put up on his timeline!

Mark Timeline

Here are Facebook’s Top 5 Markets based on userbase:

FB Subscribers

Here are some of the statistics that Facebook released on the eve of hitting 1 Billion users:

  • Over 1.13 trillion likes since launch in February 2009
  • 140.3 billion friend connections
  • 219 billion photos uploaded
    • Data was pulled on 9/10/2012, and represents the total # of photos currently on this site – in other words, it excludes deleted photos.  If we wanted to include all photos ever uploaded, the estimate we have is 265 billion. Photo uploading launched fall 2005.
  • 17 billion location-tagged posts, including check-ins
    • Includes location-tagged posts as well as check-ins. Data was pulled 9/10/2012, and represents total location-tagged posts & check-ins since launch of the product in August 2010
  • 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times – that’s about 210,000 years of music
    • Data was pulled on 9/11/2012, and represents song plays since the launch of music-listening applications in September 2011

  • Characteristics of users joining the week Facebook hit 1B
    • The median age of the user is about 22
    • The top five countries where people connected from at the time we reached this milestone were Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States (NOTE: in alphabetical order)
    • Facebook now has 600M mobile users

Here is a video interview of Mark Zuckerberg given exclusively to NBC News in regards to reaching the magical 1 Billion Subscriber mark.

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What next for Facebook? Has it reached the pinnacle?

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  2. Ashish Srivastava says

    And google plus has 1 B ghosts :)

    1. Naweed Chougle says

      That was well said!

      Facebook doesn't have 1 billion real people either. Millions of them are fake, but the site seems to be doing a fine job getting rid of many of them.

      And I don't like going by sheer numbers. We need to talk about the value that these users are adding to the world around them.

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