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Facebook breaks visitor record with 1 billion visitors in a single day
We’re entering a new era of connectedness.
For the first time ever, 1 billion people used Facebook within a single 24-hour period. That’s one out of every seven people on the planet logging on to a single website in one day.
The milestone took place on Monday, and while the world bemoaned stock market woes before eventually bouncing back, Facebook’s traffic soared to never-before-seen heights, and it eventually eclipsed the billion-users mark.
Launched just over a decade ago, the once college-exclusive social network has grown into a tech juggernaut, swallowing up messaging companies, dabbling in virtual reality, and launching services to bring the Internet to areas that have never had it before.
Illustration by Max Fleishman
Mike Wehner is a former tech editor for the Daily Dot who now writes for BGR. His work has appeared everywhere from Yahoo to CNN, and there’s a good chance his Apple Watch is dead right now.