Facebook hits a billion users

The social networking site Facebook has more than one billion users, founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on the site.

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  • Sue Morris: Lovely to catch up with loved ones who don't live near.
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One billion users on Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said "helping a billion people connect is amazing".

The social networking site Facebook has more than one billion users, founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on the site.

He said: "This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.

"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."