Thursday was a proud moment for Facebook as they announced that they now have 1 billion monthly active users. CEO and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg called it “an amazing honor.”
“To be able to come into work every day and build things that help a billion people stay connected with the people they care about every month, that’s just unbelievable,” Zuckerberg said in an exclusive interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer.
On the site, Zuckerberg posted, “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. I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too.”
At Bloomberg BusinessWeek in a Q&A with Ashlee Vance, Zuckerberg points out that only other companies in the world with one billion customers are probably Coca-Cola and McDonald’s.
There have been 219 billion photos uploaded, 140.3 billion friend connections and 1.13 trillion likes since the inception of Facebook, according to a statement posted on Facebook’s (FB) web site.
Facebook also announced that 600 million people access the site from their mobile phone and handheld devices as of now.
The website also highlighted that most of the users are coming from India, U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia and the median age of users currently joining the social network is 22 years old.