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FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, a man surfs the Facebook site on his mobile phone in Mumbai, India. Anyone might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday Aug. 24, 2015. It was a big symbolic milestone for the world’s biggest online social network, which boasts nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. CEO Mark Zuckerberg market the occasion with a Facebook post. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

Facebook hits milestone - a billion people logged in on a single day, 1/7 of world population

A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. Monday's milestone was mostly symbolic for Facebook, which boasts nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. Facebook achieved 1 billion overall users in 2012, but this week's milestone is perhaps more signi…