New developments and curiosities from a changing global media landscape: People, Spaces, Deliberation brings trends and events to your attention that illustrate that tomorrow's media environment will look very different from today's, and will have little resemblance to yesterday's.
Facebook recently realized a truly astonishing milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people worldwide visited the social networking site in a single day on Monday, August 24, 2015. With a world population of around 7.25 billion, this means that roughly 1 out of every 7 people alive visited the site within one 24-hour period.
Of the one billion, 83.1% come from outside of the US and Canada, with India, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, and the Philippines leading the pack. Efforts like the controversial Internet.org, which strives to deliver basic internet services to developing countries using solar-powered planes, allow the company to further grow its reach.
So how did Facebook achieve this? The infographic below charts Facebook’s rise, from its 2004 launch to the billion users it has today.