Monday, December 19, 2011

Facebook Loosing U.S. Users

Facebook the world’s largest social network site with more than 800 million active users around the world and roughly 200 million in the United States or two-thirds of the population, as of December 2011. According to Inside Facebook, a leading source of news and analysis on Facebook’s global growth says, Facebook in the U.S. has lost nearly 6 million users, falling from 155.2 million at the start of May 2011 to 149.4 million at the end of it.

This is the first time that Facebook has lost the U.S. users. Even Canada also fell significantly, by 1.52 million down, although it has been fluctuating around that number. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom, Norway and Russia all posted losses of more than 100,000 users.

Facebook has prepared most-expected public offering and it is eager to show off its thrust by building on its huge membership. But the company is still losing its users in U.S. Some people just refuse to participate and including people who have given it a try.

A study from eMarketer has released expressing user’s dissatisfaction over recent changes in Facebook. Many of the users mention concerns about privacy settings, confusing changes to the newsfeed. The study also reveals that 42 percent of users will use Facebook less than what they used to do and with 17 percent claiming they are stopped Facebook outright.

Inside Facebook also said, it could be even mean people have secret account that they made to spy on someone and maybe it is government shutting down spy operations or something bot accounts getting deleted or fake accounts of famous celebrities account are being suspended. Despite the possible losses, Facebook is still growing with more than 800 million users, having reached 687 million monthly actives.