SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that the social networking site now has more than 1 billion monthly active users.
"This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month," Zuckerberg said in a post on the Facebook blog.
According to a fact sheet released by Facebook, the 1-billion- milestone was reached on Sept. 14. The social networking site has seen 1.13 trillion Likes, 140.3 billion friend connections and 219 billion photos uploaded.
"I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too," said Zuckerberg.
Speaking in a Q&A with Bloomberg Businessweek published on Thursday, Zuckerberg said large scale services now can rely on Facebook as a "piece of critical infrastructure for registration" as the majority of customers at other websites, like Skype or Netflix, are also likely using Facebook.
"But the bigger question is, what services can get built now that every company can assume they can get access to knowing who everyone's friends are," he said.
"I think that's going to be really transformative. We've already seen some of that in games and media, music, TV, video, that type of stuff. But I think there's about to be a big push in commerce," added Zuckerberg.
Talking about entering the Chinese market, the CEO said he hopes to do so at some point. "We need to show we can do it in a way that's going to make everyone happy, including ourselves."
Zuckerberg also said the public market's reaction to Facebook's IPO "has obviously been disappointing." He noted that "the only thing we can really do is to focus on making the company worth as much as possible over the long term."