Facebook Just Hit 2 Billion Users. Here’s How Big That Number Is.

Facebook is now used by 2 billion people each month, the company announced today.

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A number so big it's hard to comprehend.

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But here is some context.

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If you add up the populations of China, the US, Mexico, and Japan you get roughly 1.9 billion people (source: CIA).

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Each day, 1.9 billion Coke drinks are served (source: Coca-Cola).

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A hundred years ago, the world's population was 1.9 billion people (source: Earth Policy Institute).

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Add up the total audiences of the BBC, the Washington Post, the New York Times and The Guardian and you don't even hit one billion people.

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For Facebook, 2 billion may be nice. But the company is aiming higher.

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The world's population is currently 7.5 billion people, so there's plenty of room for Facebook to grow.

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With great power comes great responsibility.

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