From time immemorial, the world’s population has been on a constant increase since humans learned more offspring result in a higher labour force. The online community has also understood that more users result in more revenue and popularity which Facebook has capitalized upon to grow its online community of users to 2 billion.
The social network giant announced yesterday that it now has 2 billion monthly users on its platform. Founded in 2004 reached a 1 million-user landmark in 2012 and by proper calculation, Facebook has signed up close to 580.000 new users daily since then. This also means it has doubled its users in just less than five years.
There are about 7.5 billion people in the world and of this number, 3.7 billion people have access to the internet. Facebook’s hit on 2 billion users indicates it owns more than half of the world’s online population.
Facebook has successfully signed up more than a quarter of the world’s population on its network, making it the ‘world’s second largest nation’ after China. So, its actually safe to say Facebook is the world’s second most populated nation with its 2 billion hit.
According to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, what really matters to them is “being able to connect everyone” as the company hasn’t been able to connect everyone just yet. So, until the social giant signs up the whole world, there really shouldn’t be any fanfare around the 2 billion-user milestone the company just hit.
As a move to connect more people online, Facebook updated its mission statement which was aimed at bringing the world closer together through its Groups feature. This move reflects the company’s growing emphasis on building more online communities and hitting the 2 billion-user base is just an indication of how soon or soonest the company will achieve its new mission to connect everyone on its platform.
Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $65 billion (£51 billion). With 2 billion monthly users, Facebook is definitely on its way to becoming one of the world’s most valuable companies. The social giant is far from stopping its move to connect the entire world, but the question that remains unanswered is if the company will reach the 3.7 billion online users anytime soon.