Facebook hits 1 billion users

Facebook's 1B users are half the number of Internet users in the world.

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook reached another milestone today, October 4, 2012…its one billionth active user.

To put this feat into perspective, there are slightly over 2 billion Internet users on the planet – half of them are active Facebook users.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted the announcement on his Facebook page at 7pm Manila time saying, “this morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.”

Zuckerberg continued by thanking Facebook’s community. He called the milestone “humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.”

The Philippines remains one of the largest Facebook communities in the world. With almost 30M users on Facebook it is the 8th largest nation on the social networking site behind countries like the United States, Brazil, India and Indonesia.

Below is the full text of Zuckerberg’s post:

“This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.

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.

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.”

Rappler.com

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