Facebook has 250 million users

Facebook now claims 250 million users.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, announced the popular social-networking site’s latest milestone in a blog post this morning (July 15).

From the beginning, Facebook hasn’t been about building a website. Facebook is about all of the people using it and all of the things that are important to you. The 250 million of you on Facebook today are what gives Facebook life and makes the site meaningful to everyone using it, so we thank you.

Each person who joins makes Facebook better by adding a presence to the site that friends and family can connect with and feel closer to. For us, growing to 250 million users isn’t just an impressive number; it is a mark of how many personal connections all of you have made, and how far we at Facebook have to go to extend the power of connection to the billions of people around the world.

Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004, and since then its user base has grown exponentially.

He announced in January that the site had 150 million users.

In the past several months, Facebook has introduced vanity URLs and added a setting that allows people to show their profiles to everyone.

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