Facebook has certainly produced big social numbers in the past, but now it s reached a pivotal point, with the announcement that it s hit a billion users in a single day.

Social Times reported on the story, which states that the site reached a billion connected users within the span of a single day. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder for the site, detailed his thoughts in this blog post:

We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, 1 billion people used Facebook in a single day.

On Monday, one in seven people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.

When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it s just the beginning of connecting the whole world.

I m so proud of our community for the progress we ve made. Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world.

A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.

Thank you for being part of our community and for everything you ve done to help us reach this milestone. I’m looking forward to seeing what we accomplish together.

In addition, a post on the site repeated the life event. 1,000,000,000 People, Together: Today, for the first time, 1 billion of us connected and had the potential to connect and share ideas, thoughts and dreams. And no matter where we were, or what we did, we all did it together. This post on the site {link no longer active} also breaks down how vital the billion point really is.

Chief product officer Chris Cox also wrote {link no longer active} about reaching the milestone, thanking various employees and users in the process.

So, what does this mean for the site? Well, obviously, it indicates that social media is still as strong as ever, not only with advertisers and marketers, but also users. But it could also mark a turning point for it, indicating that an even larger audience could come on board in the months ahead, with the introduction of various new mobile devices (including the new iPhones being revealed next week) and other features that promise to make the social experience (and the advertising with it) more streamlined.

Congrats to Facebook now let s see where it goes from here, shall we