MUMBAI, INDIA: Facebook, the world’s largest social media site has crossed a milestone.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook has announced one billion people logged on to Facebook on a single day—the first time ever in the company’s history.
In his blog post, the CEO wrote, “On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world.”
The proud CEO further wrote, “A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.”
With the first milestone achieved, Facebook is now looking at bringing 4.5 billion users online with Internet.org.
In a blogpost released to mark the first year of the initiative, Facebook said it will open a portal allowing any mobile operator to offer the service under its Internet.org platform. Facebook currently partners with specific operators to launch the service in different countries.