Last Updated on August 27, 2015
We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.
On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.
A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.
Of course, that means 6 in 7 people on earth didn’t use Facebook.
That means that there are lots of people who choose not to use Facebook in the developed world.
More critically, that means there are many people in our world that don’t have access to the internet or devices that can access the web (or Facebook if you please).
Companies are working to crack this nut for their own bottom lines but also the improvement of humanity. Access to information and the ability to communicate near instantaneously with someone on the other side of our planet (and eventually beyond) will be an amazing issue to cover in the coming decades.
It’s incumbent upon all of us now to make sure the internet is as welcoming and transformative as it should be for everyone (whether old or new user).