Menlo Park-based Facebook had reached the 1.94 billion mark in monthly active users as of the end of March of this year, the company reported in its first quarter financial results.
The change is summed up in the new mission statement of the company: “Give people power to build community and bring world closer together”.
Facebook as at Tuesday June 27, 2017; had officially registered two billion monthly users, its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, confirmed.
Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook groups to play an important role that community groups like churches and Little League teams used to perform: Bringing communities together. He then posted photos of his visit on Facebook and shared his thoughts on the “divergence” of opportunities between big cities and small towns.
Some hopefuls have noted that Zuckerberg has, over the past several months, visited U.S. military bases at home and overseas, arranged to have dinner with OH families branded as plain folks, and even gone so far as to have a photo shoot produced of him “working” on a Ford auto assembly line. It may be cynical, but by connecting people through various communities, Facebook can also serve advertisements to these groups more readily. “That’s a lot of of people who now need to find a sense of goal and support somewhere else”.
Yet in an interview at his company’s Silicon Valley headquarters, the Facebook CEO downplayed the significance of reaching 2 billion users, instead focusing on what the giant social network has yet to accomplish: Wiring the entire planet.
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd.
In fact, 66% of Facebook’s monthly users return each day now compared to 55% when it hit 1 billion.
Over the past decade, Facebook’s mission has been to make the world more open and connected.
Facebook already hit the staggering metric of having a billion daily active users back in 2015, and it had a billion users overall back in 2012, as NBC Bay Area notes. Not everyone is an over-sharer or political debater on Facebook, but some of us have probably always secretly been one of these things, even before Facebook came along.
In 2014, Facebook unveiled a feature allowing users to choose between some 50 gender identity entries for their personal profile.
Alibaba’s second investor day event was a big improvement over previous year as the company learns what investors and analysts want to know about the company, Alibaba President Michael Evans told TheStreet in an interview.