Facebook tops 2 billion monthly users, has designs on rest of world


Facebook has been posting some very Dr Evil-like numbers of late and their newest is also their largest yet. The social network is very pleased with itself, announcing that it has topped 2 billion monthly active users for the first time.

That’s a decent jump over February this year and adds up to an awful lot of data being voluntarily shared around the world, with the company drilling down into some of the specifics. Each day more than 800 million Likes are pressed, over 175 million users use the Love reaction, and taking things up to a monthly scale, more than 1… billion… users use Facebook Groups.

There are somewhere between 7 and 8 billion people on the planet, which means that Facebook has got its hooks into closer to a third of the world’s population. And it’s not done yet — the company certainly seems keen on collecting the whole set, even if it has to provide the internet connections itself.

The company said in a statement that “We are excited to continue to build products that allow people to connect with one another, regardless of where they live or what language they speak.” Which could, you know, sound a little sinister if spoken by a bald, scarred Mike Myers. Good thing its only Facebook, right?

Source: Facebook


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