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.

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

We reached a billion total cars last summer.

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

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

6. Microsoft Office

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

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

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

11. Catholicism

Osservatore Romano / AP

12. The Olympics

Jorge Silva / Reuters

The World Health Organization counts a billion smokers.

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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