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Facebook hits 1bn users in one day

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More than 1-billion people – or one-seventh of the planet’s population – used Facebook yesterday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media site reached the milestone of 1-billion people using the social network in a single day.
“I’m so proud of our community for the progress we’ve made,” he says. “Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world.”
This is the first time that 1-billion people have accessed the service in a single day, although subscribers reached the 1-billion mark back in October 2012.
Facebook was founded in 2004 from Zuckerberg’s dormitory room at Harvard. Today it has close to 11 000 employees.