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Facebook reaches 1 billion users

This came as a surprise to most people but every IT aficionado or social network user knew that it was just a matter of time until this would happen. Two and a half weeks ago Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his social platform just got even more …social. Facebook finally reached the 1 billion user count and according to the company’s spokesmen, further growth is expected.

This was certainly good news after the company went through four grueling months on the stock market since the initial public offering. The main reason for the depreciating trend was the company’s attempts to profit from the large number of people using the network.

In an interview, Mark Zuckerberg was even asked if the company wasn’t “killing itself” by trying to monetize the large number of mobile users. The retort wasn’t long awaited with Zuckerberg saying that it depends on what people understand by “killing it” and that they are already making billions of dollars anyway.

High stocks or not, credit has to be given where credit is due and since Facebook now connects one in seven people from the developed world, it certainly deserves a lot of it. Even so, further growth seems inevitable. There are five billion people in the world that own mobile devices and “only” 590 million use them to access Facebook.

This leaves a lot of room for improvements and even if no effort is taken in this direction, the user base will surely continue to grow on its own. That’s the beauty of social platforms, they can grow on their own fuelled solely by their users and word of mouth.

It goes without saying that after reaching this milestone Facebook has become an even better outlet for all the companies that advertise their products on the internet. There are 1 billion users online and reaching the right ones is a matter of patience and using the right tools to do so. Penetrating this market isn’t easy considering the amount of competition but with our help you can quickly gain leverage over other companies. The weapons of choice for this are Facebook Apps and Facebook CMS pages. We can provide both and at very high quality.

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