1 in 7 People on the Planet were on Facebook Monday

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Hey there, 

I hope you had a great weekend!

This past Monday, Facebook made history when 1 billion people used its network on a single day.

 That means 1 in 7 people on this planet were on Facebook at the same time.

For the past 10 years, Facebook’s mission has been to get as many people as possible that are online to use its social network.

They’ve done a good job of that.

Now, for the next 10 years, the company’s goal is to get people who aren’t online, online, so they can then get on Facebook.

Drones flying over remote parts of the world and donating used smartphones with the Facebook app pre-installed to people not online are among plans Mark Zuckerberg has mentioned.

Why does all of this matter?

Because Facebook has no plans of going away, and as technology continues to develop, social media will only become more widespread and sophisticated.

Will we one day be able to connect with members of tribes in Brazil who have never seen civilization before? Will we be sharing photos of our life in Dallas while they share photos of their life in the Amazon?

We shall see.

Have a great week,