or one thousand million,
also known as a milliard,
or in common parlance, “a whole lot of” whatever it is you’re counting.
In this case, it’s people using Facebook, which makes that number even more insane.
An analyst from iCrossing has made his mark today by predicting when Facebook will hit this auspicious number.
He made allowances for the natural slowdown of early adopting countries, then calculated in the effect of new countries joining the fray and here’s what he got:
Date of predicted splash down? August 2012. I can already hear the bookies in Vegas laying down odds.