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Facebook hits 1 billion active users
Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Tech Crunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Sept. 11 — the Facebook CEO's first public appearance since his company went public in May.
Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Tech Crunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Sept. 11 — the Facebook CEO's first public appearance since his company went public in May.
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acebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday morning that the social network he started now has more than 1 billion active users worldwide, meaning that 1 in 7 people on the planet check Facebook at least once a month. The users are responsible for a combined 1.13 trillion "likes," 219 billion photos, and 140.3 billion befriendings. "I don't think in the history of the world that there's been a single medium that's amassed a billion users as fast as Facebook did," PR executive Steve Rubel told NBC's Today. "I struggle to think of anything that touches as many people as much as Facebook does. Maybe water..."

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