Facebook passes 1 billion monthly active users, has had more than 1.1 trillion likes since February 2009

Facebook now has more than 1 billion monthly active users, over 1.1 trillion 'likes'

@anthony256
Published Thu, Oct 4 2012 7:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:26 PM CST

We knew it was coming, but Facebook have confirmed some amazing stats for the biggest social network ever. Facebook reached their one billion monthly active users (MAU) on September 14, at 12:45 PM Pacific time.

Facebook passes 1 billion monthly active users, has had more than 1.1 trillion likes since February 2009 | TweakTown.com

Since the launch of the social network, they've experienced 1.13 trillion likes, 140.3 billion friends connected, 219 billion photos uploaded, 17 billion location-tagged posts and check-ins, and 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times - enough music to fill around 210,000 years of music.

Facebook's numbers found that the median age of a Facebook user is 22, with the top five countries connected to Facebook when they reached the one billion MAU milestone were Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the US. The social network enjoys an insane 600 million mobile users.

One billion monthly active users - can you believe it? This growth is absolutely astonishing, and really shows how much society has changed in a few short years. Facebook has helped grow the smart device market, and has pushed people onto smartphones and away from traditional PCs more than any other launch of any other product, at any previous time in history.

I think the only thing that could change this would be if extraterrestrial beings were to land in NYC doing the Gangnam Style dance.

NEWS SOURCE:newsroom.fb.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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