Half the world's online population now uses Facebook

  • One in every two people online check in to Facebook at least once every month.

    The social networking giant said the number of people using Facebook at least once a month rose 13% in the second quarter to touch 1.49 billion, which is half of the planet's three billion internet users. Also, 65% of Facebook users were accessing it daily, it said.

    Thanks to the user increase, the firm's revenues in the three months to the end of June increased by 39% to $4.04 billion, from the previous year.

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