Facebook reaches 150 million users

Facebook now has 150 million users.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, announced the popular social-networking Web site’s latest milestone today (January 7) on the company’s blog.

“If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria,” he boasted.

Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004 as a site for Harvard College students. It then expanded to serve other university and high-school students, before opening its doors to everyone aged 13 and older.

“Today, people of all ages—grandparents, parents and children—use Facebook in more than 35 different languages and 170 countries and territories,” Zuckerberg wrote.