CEO Mark Zuckerberg of the most popular social network site on web, Facebook, announced today that the social networking site has now 250 million users connecting throughout the world. With tremendous competition growing through other sites (e.g. Twitter), Facebook continues to perform excellent with some 126 million hits in June 2009, way ahead than other competing social networks. Between April of this year and today, Facebook gained 50 million users worldwide. The following is an excerpt from Mark’s blog -
As of today, 250 million people are using Facebook to stay updated on what's happening around them and share with the people in their lives. The rapid pace of our growth is humbling and exciting for us, and it affirms that people everywhere are realizing the power of staying connected to everything they care about on Facebook.
Facebook is a free-access social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University. Website membership was initially limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over.