The Roundup: Facebook one million user milestone anniversary news extras

On this day in 2004, Facebook snagged its millionth soul. Now it has 2.89 billion active users.


Facebook was launched by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004. It was by no means the first social network to really catch on, that was probably MySpace which launched in August 2003. Nevertheless, Facebook became the most powerful and influential now in existence, currently boasting 2.89 billion monthly active users.

Zuckerberg did well to ramp up Facebook’s numbers. By this day in 2004, the same year as the launch, it reached the milestone of having a million signups. It lived in the shadow of the likes of MySpace for a while, but by 2008 the rivals were neck and neck with 115 million monthly active users each. Facebook’s acceleration and take up among the populace worked in its favour. Meanwhile, MySpace languished, but it still exists, and may one day rise like a phoenix…

PC technology news

  • Intel DG2 series graphics cards will be released in March next year, with the best SKU rivalling RTX 3070 Ti performance
  • T-Bao Tbook MN59 is a mini PC with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor
  • AMD Radeon Super Resolution is FSR but for all full screen games
  • Microsoft is testing a new Games panel in the Edge browser
  • Credit card-sized Tiger lake platform launched: four cores & Xe graphics
  • Asus ProArt PA328QV WQHD LCD features 100 per cent Rec.709 / sRGB coverage

Other technology news

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  • Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 46 per cent in 2021
  • Living brain cells in a dish can learn to play Pong when they are placed in what researchers describe as a “virtual game world”