One billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day – August 24

One billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day – August 24

On Monday, August 24, Facebook social network hit a new milestone --- one billion people logged in to the popular social networking website on that day; marking a record high number of Facebook users using the website on one single day.

The 'one billion users in one day' figures reported by Facebook for August 24 imply that nearly one-seventh of the world's population had logged in to the social network at some time during the day.

The latest milestone hit by Facebook is largely symbolic for the company, given the fact that it has approximately 1.5 billion active monthly users worldwide.

Interestingly, since more than 83 percent of Facebook users are from countries other than the US and Canada, most of the one billion Facebook users who logged in to the social network on August 24 were outside the US and Canada.

In reference to the new highest-ever single day usage figures reported by Facebook, the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: "I'm so proud of our community for the progress we've made. Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world."

Popular Stories

Overall childhood ‘asthma epidemic’ levels off in U.S.

The overall ‘asthma epidemic’ among children has... Read More

‘UC Quits’ Working to Help California Smokers Get Rid Of Smoking

As New Year is approaching, people have already... Read More

Scientists begin Stem Cell research to find cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest cause of... Read More

New House Bill to Restrict First-Time Opioid Prescriptions

Cases of opioid abuse have been increasing and... Read More

Comcast installs DOCSIS 3.1 modem on customer-facing network in Philadelphia

In an announcement made on December 22, cable giant... Read More