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Facebook Going Down in UK and North America

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by khirad, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. khirad

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    Facebook is said to have suffered a second successive slump in users in America and Britain, leading some to suggest people are tiring of the ubiquitous social media site.
    Worldwide, user numbers are nearing 700 million, according to Inside Facebook , which tracks its popularity - but it also says Brits and North Americans are turning off in droves.
    Facebook aims to attract one billion users - it currently has around 687 million - but has reportedly lost 100,000 British users overall in May.
    Commentators think this is because Britons - and six million in America, who also closed their accounts last month - are suffering from 'Facebook fatigue'.
    US user numbers slumped to 149.4 million in May, down from 155.2 million.
    In Canada there was a drop of about 1.5 million, and numbers also decreased in Russia and Norway.
    It is the second month in a row that Facebook growth has stalled - the figures suggest that there could be a natural limit for the social networking site.
    In the first half of the year executives announced that there were 30 million accounts in the UK - about half the population.
    That number was an increase of about four million from last July and was the highest proportionally in Europe.
    However, the fact that it now has 100,000 fewer British users than a month ago should be a concern for founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg .
    There is speculation gathering that this could be due in part because the social networking site, which launched in 2004, has not recently added anything new to keep users entertained.
    In addition, many have concerns about privacy.
    Last week, Facebook attempted to roll out a facial recognition system which caused an outcry.
    However, it is picking up new users in developing countries like Brazil and Mexico, for example.
    A bullish statement from the site said: "From time to time, we see stories about Facebook losing users in some regions.
    "Some of these reports use data extracted from our advertising tool, which provides broad estimates on the reach of Facebook ads and isn't designed to be a source for tracking the overall growth of Facebook.
    "We are very pleased with our growth and with the way people are engaged with Facebook.
    "More than 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day."
     
  2. PlusOne

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    Ya, I heard. Facebook has reached the saturation point. But it will be long time till Facebook disappears completely. I am waiting for that day.
     
  3. fxmaster

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    I am sure social networking sites don't stay around for long just like myspace/bebo and the rest didn't stay for long each over taking the other. Facebook is lucky it stayed in the limelight for long enough.
     
  4. Roparadise

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    is the 687 million figure actual people,are duplicate accounts counted?
     
  5. ahiddenman

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    i cant wait because people post so much shit in facebook it tires me.
     
  6. SuperLinks

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    Hmm - I'd honestly be surprised if Facebook suffered the same fate as MySpace and Bebo. Neither had close to has many users and the internet simply wasn't the same as it is now.

    Facebook has a good grip, has a solid team, and is finally starting to make some serious money. Top that with a potential $100 billion valuation (bubble anyone?) and you've got a far ways to go before something like Facebook topples.
     
  7. Madruga

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    If there won't appear any new alternative with the same fuzz they've made, I doubt that FB will go down so quickly. The face recognition system irritates me, and I don't really want that..even if it might help to catch some bad guy every now and then.. I wonder if Zuckerberg is a member in here, in bhw x)
     
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    Maybe the US and Britain lost so many users because of all the BH accounts. Ewhoring, fake accounts, and what not. All these blocked accounts in here that we've been hearing about actually happened by the millions.
     
  9. SahL

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    Facebook Wont Die This soon, alot of People have just started off with it!
     
  10. Roparadise

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    I have about 6 accounts,and all are verified. The combined total of BHW users is probably a million.:18:
     
  11. ipsus

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    Wow thats very interesting
     
  12. Starcodes

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    facebook is bound to die soon trust me people are starting to re-realizing that offline the real world is where its all at we are not bots and machines we are real living beings and the net will never do anything for us that will greatly develop us spiritually each minute we waste online we miss out on being developed spiritually we are soo doomed its not even funny
     
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    It was bound to happen at one point.
     
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    when youve got the kind of PR momentum behind you that fb has whereby big corporates are promoting their FB account instead of/as much as their own dot c0m - i.e.

    /ford
    /coke
    /etc

    - you neednt worry about fb being a passsing fad.

    when youve got the kind of $ investment behind them that facebook has - i.e.

    goldman sachs raised and physically injected close to half a billion $'s into the company earlier this year which raised fb's valuation from $10b in May 2009 to $50b in january 2011.

    - you neednt worry about fb being a commercial failure.

    part of the allure for goldmans sachs investors (including BONO of u2 who is reputed to have personally dumped $130m into the site) is based on the prize of an autumn/winter IPO which is reckoned to deliver an even higher valuation that will be in the region of $80b / $100b

    when it first started, facebook was a trendy, funky little website but it quickly became a 'movement' because of its evangelistic user base. but its no longer a movement for the evangelists, its been parcelled up and handed over to the world because of connectivity and presence through mainstream media channels and being hooked up with the mobile phone companies. which other social media platforms than twitter and youtube can even remotely compete with that market positioning? none.

    with profit predictions of £2b+ this year, facebook is fast becoming a fully fledged top 100/50/20 blue chip business and thats because it went deep into the hearts and minds of the masses which is exactly why the corporates are increasing their budgets on creating a presence there. as the saying goes, "opinions are like belly buttons: we've all got one and theyre completely useless", well here's mine - facebook aint going south anytime soon and you'd be a fool to bet that they are....
     
  15. Narrator

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    Time to create something 'new' for people to shift to.
     
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    this! exactly what I think too...facebook has restricted in terms of spreading spam...so I guess those accounts might've been fake accounts and etc...
     
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    I'm sure offline world is great...but you should taste online things too...I thought like you as well before but once you get the taste of that money...you never go back ! :)
     
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    There is no way that facebook is going away anytime soon. People love to connect, share, and socialize with each other.

    Facebook will not go away until something better comes along to replace it.
     
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    that's because lately fb have been banned too many fake accounts :)
     
  20. SeeGoldTees

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    I deleted my Facebook account a few weeks ago. It used to be so simple five years ago when I first started using it, but now it got to be too much.

    Twitter is becoming more popular now. It's easier for me to personally connect with people also and it's much more simple.