According  to an announcement by the Social network Facebook company today , it has officially hit the 1 billion active monthly user mark . Founder Mark Zuckerberg shared a note on the official Facebook blog celebrating the milestone with a personal thank you to Facebook users.

Here it is in full:

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.

Celebrating a billion people is very special to me. It’s a moment to honor the people we serve.

For the first time in our history, we’ve made a brand video to express what our place is on this earth. 

We believe that the need to open up and connect is what makes us human. It’s what brings us together. It’s what brings meaning to our lives.

Facebook isn’t the first thing people have made to help us connect. We belong to a rich tradition of people making things that bring us together.Today, we honor this tradition. We honor the humanity of the people we serve.We honor the everyday things people have always made to bring us together:

Chairs, doorbells, airplanes, bridges, games. These are all things that connect us.

And now Facebook is a part of this tradition of things that connect us too.

I hope you enjoy this video as much as we do.

Thanks for helping connect a billion people.

 

This is a huge milestone for Facebook, and one that will supposedly  have an effect on FB’s stock value when the markets open today. The stats are overwhelming ! Roughly 1/7 of the world’s population log onto  the same social network and actively use it on a monthly basis!