Zuckerberg: As Many As 500 Million People Have Been On Facebook In A Single Day

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At Facebook’s F8 conference today, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the network passed an important milestone last week—500 million people used Facebook in a given day.

Facebook has publicly said that it has more than 750 million active users. But interestingly, the company has also revealed in the past that 50% of its active users log on to Facebook in any given day. While Facebook probably doesn’t have 1 billion active users right now, it’s more likely that more of the site’s users are logging on to the social network daily.

One chart during the opening remarks showed users growing to 800 million, which would be its next milestone.

Company: Facebook
Website: facebook.com
Launch Date: January 2, 2004
Funding: $2.34B

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 500 million users.Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskowitz and Chris Hughes to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original idea for the term...

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