04/10/2012 14:22 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Facebook's one billion users (and a few other milestones)

Facebook celebrates one billion users

Facebook celebrates one billion users (© Getty Images)
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The world's biggest social network has made the billion.

In a Facebook blog post Mark Zuckerberg has announced that there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.

To mark this landmark, the Facebook CEO went on to say:

"If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life. I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too."

One billion people is a momentous feat for a website that is still not even ten years old - but can you remember some of these other monumentous events in its short life?

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