Facebook has reached two billion users

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More than a billion people take part each month in Facebook "groups" - built around everything from sporting interests to humanitarian projects, she said in an online post on Tuesday. Mark Zuckerberg posted on his timeline that there are now 2 billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month.

The social networking giant was founded in 2004, held its initial public offering in May 2012 and reached 1 billion users in October 2012. Zuckerberg further stated that Facebook's new mission now is to "bring the world closer together".

To put that in perspective, Facebook now has more than half of the world's internet users on its platform.

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In trumpeting the milestone, Facebook said more than 175 million people declare they "love" something on the site daily, and an average of more than 800 million people hit Facebook's "like" button. He said that since Facebook is about community engagement he is out visiting the country.

On Thursday, June 22nd, Mark Zuckerberg sold 277,018 shares of Facebook stock. Advertising is virtually Facebook's only source of revenue; it brought in nearly $27 billion dollars in 2016, 57 percent more than the previous year. After a decade of promoting Facebook as a service that connects small groups of friends and family, Facebook is broadening its focus for the next decade to "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together".

His ultimate goal is to convince 1 billion users to join Facebook communities. Zuckerberg believes that Facebook's "Groups" will be instrumental in forging a strong community. It's the company's first gathering for the people who run millions of groups on Facebook, a feature the company rolled out years ago to little fanfare. "We're getting to the scale where we have to get much better about understanding how the product has been used".

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The contrast between the two companies, which together dominate digital advertising, is stark when it comes to US government relations.

From suicides to fake news, Facebook continues to grapple with a number of tough questions and hard choices. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI boosted its stake in Facebook by 20.0% in the first quarter.

"Now we realize that we need to do more too", Zuckerberg told CNN Tech last week. Over the course of an hour, Zuckerberg asked people in that group and others about how their lives were in Nebraska and about the work they were doing in their communities.

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"This has been painful for me because I often agree with those criticizing us that we're making mistakes", Zuckerberg wrote at the time, before pledging to allow Facebook "to permit more newsworthy and historical content, even if some is objectionable".


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