When the platform was founded 13 years ago, you were required to be a student of selected universities to join the ranks of Facebook users, but the wall around that garden has long since been demolished.
Clearly, it’s a decision that paid off. There are now two billion Facebook users – more than a quarter of the world’s population.
Taking to none other than his social network to share the news with Facebook users on Tuesday 27 June, founder Mark Zuckerberg, said: “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!
“We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together. It’s an honour to be on this journey with you.”
One of the many Facebook users that responded to his post declared their confidence that Zuckerberg would manage to rack up another five billion to serve everyone on the planet, to which the CEO replied: “We still have a long way to go to connect everyone. But we must do more than just connect — we must bring people closer together.”
That idea of bringing Facebook users closer together will likely be the driving force as Zuckerberg seemingly wants the social in social network to pull its weight. It also backs up what he said in May about the Q1 financial results, which saw revenue rise 49 per cent.
“We had a good start to 2017. We’re continuing to build tools to support a strong global community,” he claimed.
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