Facebook Now Has 1.7 Billion Users

That's roughly the entire population of Earth 100 years ago

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook has the same number of users now as there were people alive just a century ago, which is a pretty impressive number of users for a dorm-room project after just a decade. And if you're the guy who did the project, you'd probably want to tout that.

Mark Zuckerberg posted this interesting fact last night (on Facebook):

Fun fact: as many people use Facebook today as were alive 100 years ago. (~1.7 billion people)

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pretty impressive, especially considering that 100 years ago, computers hadn't been invented, most of the population lived without electricity, horses and polio were still a big deal, women couldn't vote, and no one had said the word "selfie."