News Summary: Facebook now home to 1 billion users

Associated Press Modified: October 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm •  Published: October 4, 2012
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ONE BILLION: More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month, up from 500 million in July 2010. In August 2008, the social network had logged 100 million users.

MOST FROM ABROAD: Most Facebook users — 81 percent — live outside of the U.S. and Canada. Many of them log on from mobile devices rather than personal computers. The company now has 600 million mobile users.

ODD VIDEO: Facebook also released a video that, somewhat abstractedly, seeks to illustrate its ubiquity and utility in connecting people. It starts off with an empty red chair suspended over a forest and later proclaims that "chairs are like Facebook."



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