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Facebook hits one billion user milestone

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

One billion people, or one in seven of the world’s population, used Facebook on a single day this week for the first time in the social network’s history.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone, which was reached on Monday, in a personal Facebook post, claiming it is “just the beginning of connecting the whole world.”

“A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values,” said Zuckerberg.

Facebook is currently trialling a ‘suggested video’ feature in the US that promises to not only put a bigger emphasis on video but lead to partnerships and revenue sharing deals with premium content providers.

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