Facebook hits 1 billion

The Herald reports:

More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month to check up on old friends, tag photos of new ones and post about politics, religion, cats or what their kids are doing.

That’s double the 500 million it hit in July 2010 what now seems like a lifetime but was a little more than two years ago. August 2008 marked another big juncture, 100 million users.

The latest milestone also amounts to nearly half of the world’s roughly 2.5 billion internet users, as measured by the International Telecommunications Union.

I’d say 95% of my friends are on Facebook. It is interesting how Facebook has changed over time. It used to be mainly about the apps, but now is really all about the status updates.

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