250M Facebook Users

FacebookLogo.jpgFacebook reached a milestone Wednesday, topping the 250 million-user mark, CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on the Facebook blog.

News of the milestone comes two days after comScore reported that Facebook passed MySpace in the social-networking race, finishing June with 77 million unique visitors for the month, up from 70.28 million in May, while MySpace totaled 68.4 million unique visitors in June, down from 70.25 million the previous month.

Highlights from Zuckerberg’s blog posting:

As of today, 250 million people are using Facebook to stay updated on what’s happening around them and share with the people in their lives. The rapid pace of our growth is humbling and exciting for us, and it affirms that people everywhere are realizing the power of staying connected to everything they care about on Facebook.

So today, as we celebrate our 250 millionth user, we are also continuing to develop Facebook to serve as many people in the world in the most effective way possible. This means reaching out to everyone across the world and making products that serve all of you, wherever you are—whether through Facebook Connect, new mobile products and the other things that we are building. We’re grateful to have all of you with us, and we look forward to helping connect the next quarter billion people on Facebook.

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