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    Discussion: Facebook draws 1 billion users in a single day

    Follow up from this story on The Verge.
    What does everyone think of this?
    I think it's a huge achievement. Facebook broke the mold of becoming just another social site, like Myspace or Xanga or countless other social sites before it. It embraced mobile and now the majority of Facebook traffic now comes from mobile.

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    Discussion: Facebook draws 1 billion users in a single day

    And continuing the growth, Facebook made smart buying decisions, buying WhatsApp and Instagram. Thankfully Facebook has kept those apps true to their origins.

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    Discussion: Facebook draws 1 billion users in a single day

    I also think its interesting to compare and contrast Facebook with Google. Google is the huge powerhouse in internet ad revenue, and saw that Facebook's growth could eat in to their pie. Google tried to copy Facebook's social model and it didn't quite work out. Hangouts feels like an answer to Facebook Messenger. Google tried to buy WhatsApp but Facebook beat them to the punch. And now Facebook's mobile presence is almost as big as Google's. Sure, Google has Android on a billion phones. But a lot of those phones have Facebook apps installed, be it Instagram or WhatsApp or the Facebook App.

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    Discussion: Facebook draws 1 billion users in a single day

    It's also interesting how Google is trying to expand its growth in developing countries, with it's Loon internet balloon program. At the same time Facebook is pursuing solar-powered airplanes to bring the internet to developing areas, along with Internet.org in India.

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    Discussion: Facebook draws 1 billion users in a single day

    Right now there’s no sign of Facebook slowing down. Someday, sure, every company reaches a point where it’s growth slows. Look at Microsoft, or IBM, or whoever. But right now things are great.

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