Facebook now has a quarter billion users

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Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced yesterday that the social networking site Facebook, has passed the 250 million member mark.

“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 wrote in a blog post.

He also adds, “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,”.

About a year ago, Facebook reached 100 million users. In January, it has hit 150 million users and then on April, it hit 200 million users, and then just last month, Facebook was catching up to Myspace in terms of the number of unique visitors according to ComScore.

Facebook now is the most popular site in the U.S. in terms of visitors after pulling in 70.278 million unique visitors in the states, compared to MySpace’s 70.237 million last May.

Do you know anyone who hasn’t got a Facebook account? 😉

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2350293,00.asp