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.
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.
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