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Facebook Still Growing But Losing Users In Countries It Was First Established

     
10:42 am on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Facebook Still Growing But Losing Users In Countries It Was First Established
[businessinsider.com]

Something strange is going on: Facebook is losing customers.

Lots of customers. According to Inside Facebook's data service, Facebook lost 6 million users in the U.S. last month, dropping from 155.2 million to 149.4 million. That's the first time U.S. numbers have dropped in more than a year.

It also lost 1.52 million users in Canada, dropping to 16.6 million -- that's an 8% drop -- and 100,000 each in the U.K., Norway, and Russia.

Total Facebook users were still up 1.7% thanks to growth in countries where the service got popular later, like Mexico and Brazil.
7:09 pm on June 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Does anybody notice in their FB feeds a few people send all the messages.. and most of the posts are really really "stupid". Guess the 80/20 rule applies here... 80% junk.. 20% useful.

Some overblown investor said Facebook is valued at $100 billion. Is it the year 2000 again? Take $100 billion valution, divide that by FB's 700 million accounts and you have $142 per account. Someone is smoking crack again?

From ads I've run on FB.. just like Google, I've found that most international traffic from countries like Indonesia, China to be junk (e.g. they don't ever spend a penny).. Investors are valuing every FB user $142.. this includes people in 3rd world countries where wages are $2-3 per day....

FB is going to be a pump and dump stock.. The investors have spent billions getting the traffic/user and they will soon dump their shares to pension funds, public state funds as soon as it goes public.

Then theres the case of fake accounts. There are heaps of FB marketers out there who have something like 10,000 fake FB accounts *each*.
12:19 am on July 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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IMO social media is here to stay based on people's need for interactivity, however it won't be dominated by Facebook.

The younger and more active demographic will migrate to some other "cool" site, similar to when people left Myspace when it became too commercialized.
12:01 am on July 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I don't see anything surprising here. It just means they've reached the saturation point in those countries. It doesn't mean they're dying, they're probably just going to level off from now on.
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