14 Things Besides Facebook With A Billion Users

A billion people are on Facebook. That puts it right up there with television, chocolate and Mandarin Chinese.

Facebook announced its billionth user today. That’s a lot of people! It’s nearly half the people with internet access, and 15% of all the people that are alive at all. More people use Facebook than own dogs, or watch the Super Bowl.

To help you further comprehend the sheer scale of giga-Facebook, here’s a few other things with a billion users.

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1. Television

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1.4 billion households have TV, per the most recent count.

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We reached a billion total cars last summer.

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3. Smartphones

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We’ve sold about a billion smartphones. About a quarter of them were iPhones.

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1,022,234,000 people lived in Africa as of 2009.

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5. Mandarin Chinese

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6. Microsoft Office

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Every second, someone buys a copy of MS Office 2010.

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7. Chocolate

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Every day, a billion people eat chocolate.

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8. Animal Flu

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Zoonautic diseases (bird flu, pig flu, etc.) have infected 2.2 billion people worldwide.

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According to Oxfam, a billion people currently go hungry across the world.

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10. Fish

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One billion people are dependent on fish as a principal source of protein.

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11. Catholicism

Osservatore Romano / AP
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12. The Olympics

Jorge Silva / Reuters
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The World Health Organization counts a billion smokers.

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Roughly 100 billion people have died over the course of human history. Facebook isn’t there yet, but they’re on their way.

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