Facebook now encompasses 10% of global population

Posted by Raven Lovecraft

One out of every 10 people in the entire planet is now on Facebook.

If that doesn't sound like a lot, keep in mind that that there are currently more than 7 billion people in the world.

According to a Tech Crunch report, the social networking site has reached 750 million users, a milestone achieved by almost no other online community.

This news comes shortly after it was revealed that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's biggest personal rivals, the Winklevoss twins, would be throwing in the towel, ending the much-publicized three-way legal dispute.

The social networking giant still has a lot on its place. Current initiatives for Facebook include creating a more accessible mobile platform, increasing the number of social games, and creating new ways to keep users informed on what their friends are up to.

In addition to becoming one of the most powerful companies in the world, Facebook has itself become the launching pad for other companies. Success stories for Zynga, Foursquare, and other online start-ups were only made possible because of Zuckerberg and Facebook.

The last time the social networking site officially commented on how many users it had was last summer, when it announced it had reached the 500 million user milestone.

750 million should be big enough for an official announcement, so hopefully the site will confirm the news in due time.