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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

6 Million Americans quit facebook

According to statistics from Inside Facebook Gold analytics service —which gets its information from Facebook’s advertising tool — new Facebook users totaled 11.8 million people in May — an impressive number by any stretch of the imagination. But that compares to the 13.9 million who joined in April, and an average of about 20 million in the 12 months prior. This drop is primarily due to a plunge in registered users in the US. The number of US Facebook users fell from 155.2 million to 149.4 million during the month of May alone. That nearly 6 million people who decided they no longer need to stay connected through the service, andis the first time Facebook has lost users in the last year. It’s not looking good in the rest of North America, either. About 1.5 million Canadians also ditched their Facebook profiles, bringing that country’s total users down to 16.6 million. This may or may not mean anything, however, as Canada’s userbase has fluctuated in this area over the past year. Other countries where Facebook had losses of 100,000 or more include: the UK, Norway and Russia.

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