Facebook hits billion users amid revenue worries
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Facebook on Thursday celebrated eclipsing the billion-member mark, touting its mission to make the world more social while investors wondered how the service would cash in on its popularity.
Co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced that more than a seventh of the planet's population resided virtually at Facebook, saying the accomplishment was "humbling."
"Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life," Zuckerberg said.
Estranged Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin weighed in on his feed at the social network, writing "Congrats to Mark and the entire Facebook team and especially to every Facebook user who built Facebook with every login, invitation, comment and feedback." Facebook even released its first promotional video in tribute to the milestone.