Social Networking Sites; According to Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and chief executive of Facebook, the social network has now reached one billion active members, who log onto the site at least once a month, the Daily Telegraph reports.

In total, Facebook users have become friends with one another 140.3 billion times, Zuckerberg says. Other interesting Facebook statistics include 219 billion pictures uploaded and 1.13 trillion “likes”.

Zuckerberg, who is one of the social networking sites co-founders, describes the fact that the site connects one billion people across the globe as “amazing” and explains that this is the achievement he is most proud of in his entire life.

This is a major milestone in social media development, as it shows the extent to which social networking has penetrated people´s lives, across countries and cultures. Facebook´s main rival, micro-blogging community Twitter, has a user base of over 500 million people.

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