Facebook closing in on 2 billion users

I'm not sure what else to say about this next story that the title doesn't, it's just pretty impressive. No matter what your opinions of Facebook are, the 2 billion user mark is pretty impressive and a sign of how big Facebook has become. Also equally impressive is that an average of 1.28 billion people use the service daily. Yes folks, that wasn't a typo, daily. Engadget has the details on Facebook's climb to just shy of 2 billion users.

Facebook has had quite a rollercoaster ride so far in 2017. Sure, it managed to go head-to-head with Snapchat and rolled out lots of new features, but it's also faced plenty of scrutiny over fake news and the rise of graphic violence on its live video platform. Still, Facebook continues to be the social network of choice for millions of people around the world. Indeed, in its first quarterly earnings report for 2017, the company reported that it has 1.94 billion monthly active users as of March 31st, which is a nearly 300 million increase from this time last year. What's more, an average of 1.28 billion people use Facebook products every single day.