“Since this morning there are more than a billion people who actively use Facebook every month ‘word of Mark Zuckerberg, who sent the announcement to all your contacts directly through its Facebook page.
Since this morning there are more than a billion people who actively use Facebook every month. If you are reading this, thank you for granting me and my small team the honour of serving you. Help a billion people connect is amazing, the thing I most proud in my life.
I pledge to work every day to make Facebook better for you and hope that one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world
In a few minutes the first demonstration of the effect of large numbers: more than 100 thousand people like the status uploaded by Zuckerberg, with thousands of shares to act as word of mouth on social networks: as of today the statistics say that 1 billion people are actively connected, which means that in the last month or you are connected to your account, or have visited at least one Web page on which there is an active Facebook button can recognize the identity of the visitor (thus allowing a click on the active its “like” or “share”).
But the message sent by Zuckerberg’s personal account is echoed further into a further message sent through official channels by the press office of Facebook:
Celebrate the achievement of a billion people fills me with joy. ‘s a time to honour the people to whom we offer our services .
I think we did something important for this occasion. For the first time ever in our history, we have done something great to express who we are and what is our role in the world.
Facebook means many different things to many different people. A billion different people. But who we are – is something that has to do with our values, our mission.
We believe that the need to open up and connect is what makes us human. This is what unites us. This is what gives meaning to our lives.
Facebook is not the first service that people have invented to connect. We are part of a rich tradition of people who create tools to unite. So today, we celebrate this tradition. We honour humanity made up of people to whom we offer this service, and we honour all the things that people do every day to join.
Chairs, bells, air-planes, bridges, games. These are all things that connect us. It is easy to forget why we do these things. ‘s easy to feel isolated. It’s easy to feel alone . So maybe the reason why we do these things is to remind us that we are not alone.
The world’s population now has about 6.8 billion people. This means that on average one person every 7 is active on Facebook , the community is by far the most populous on the planet. Considering the fact that evaluating a Web user approximately 2 billion people, it means that 1 user online on 2 carries on Facebook. 1 billion people (there were 900 million in April), just to use an example that can define the order of magnitude, meaning the entire African population. And more data coming from the Palo Alto Group, to explain what it means to put together one billion people:
- 1.13 trillion Likes
- 140.3 billion connections of friendship
- 219 billion shared photos
When you consider how the value of the stock market has now dropped to a market capitalization of $ 46 billion, it means that each user applies to the stock market about $ 46. $ 46 made of personal data, sharing of links, status updates, photo albums, emotions, stories and contacts. All accumulated in 8 years.