Facebook Reaches Half-Billion Users

Facebook now has 500 million users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday

Writing on the Facebook blog, Zuckerberg wrote that more than 500 million users were registered with the website, making it, without question, the largest social network on the planet.

He wrote: “This is an important milestone for all of you who have helped spread Facebook around the world. Now a lot more people have the opportunity to stay connected with the people they care about.”

To mark this milestone, the company has launched the Facebook Stories program, which comprises of hundreds of short stories written by Facebook users on how the platform has changed their lives.

Zuckerberg has encouraged other Facebook users to share their stories with others on the platform.

As a part of Facebook Stories, the site now offers a Bing powered interactive world may, where users can zoom into different parts of the world to listen to stories from that region.