Just you and 999,999,999 others – Facebook hits one billion

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The lovely Scarlett, here on work experience, has written a guest post for us about Facebook’s latest landmark…

This week, Facebook announced that a whopping 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook in just one day. To save you from the maths, that means a colossal one billion people went on Facebook on Monday 24th August 2015.

Although this massive figure may come to quite a shock for some people, Facebook itself wasn’t surprised at all. Facebook has been growing steadily, adding a host of new services, and in the second quarter of 2015, it averaged 968 million daily active users. There are 844 million daily active mobile users -not to be sneezed at! – so if you know anyone who still thinks mobile isn’t the future, you have some more hard facts to prove them wrong.

The question is, what were the other 6 people doing? Physically tagging people? Actually poking people? Well, we hope not, but you get the picture.