Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ:FB) hit a new milestone this Monday as the social networking site facebook.com was used by more than 1 billion people in a single day according to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the company.
To put the number in perspective, world’s total population is 7 billion+. That means one out of every seven people in the world accessed Facebook on August 24. However, that doesn’t mean that all of the people were scrolling through their news feeds or to post pictures or share status updates as the number include anyone who logged on to Facebook from the app, browser or messenger.
“This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world” Zuckerberg said in an update on his Facebook page. “I’m so proud of our community for he progress we’ve made.” He also uploaded a video to celebrate the latest achievement.
While the social networking site enjoys almost 1.5 billion users coming to the site every month, this is the biggest number of users to access the site in a single day. Facebook first hit one billion monthly users three years ago in October 2012.
“Dustin always used to say that this day would come, and that it would happen sooner than anyone thought” said Chris Cox, Facebook’s CPO. “I will confess that I thought he was crazy at the time, or at least that his imagination was bigger than mine” he added.
Although this is a new milestone for the social networking site, Google is processing billions of requests from quite a time now as the search engine giant processes some 35 billion requests per day according to some statistics.
The social company is also rolling out a new virtual assistant feature named ‘M’ in its messenger app.