This Day in History
December 30, 2004
Facebook Registers One Millionth User
The one millionth user registers at social networking website Facebook. By the end of 2012 Facebook had over 1 billion active users and the social networking juggernaut continued to add users despite a plethora of new players entering the arena on a regular basis. Although it was initially conceived of as a private network for US college students, it sustained rapid growth among American youth and eventually within all demographic sectors and soon commanded a worldwide user base. It has had trouble gaining a foothold in China, however, where government monitoring and restrictions, in addition to a number of homegrown social networking sites, limited Facebook’s presence in the region.