There is no denying the fact that Facebook still is the world’s most popular social network, with such a wide outreach to millions of people around the world it’s no wonder that the site is seen as the perfect place to grab global attention.
From screening applicants for new jobs to giving orphans of disasters a birthday and even hiring a hitman, the possibilities of the social network seem endless. But although social networking may be on the rise and growing fast it seems that the Facebook phenomenon could slowly be coming to an end.
According to a recent post from Caroline Parry, a contributor to UTalkMarketing.com-Facebook’s popularity has declined during the month of May in a number of countries including Canada, Norway, Russia the US and UK. Although the site is steadily approaching 700m users, in the UK nearly 100,000 people have left the network and close to 6 million users in the US have also deactivated their accounts.
It’s understandable that there will be some loss in the growth of such a big network like Facebook and numbers of members dropping is too be expected, the biggest concern though seems to be that rather than leaving their accounts dormant people are actually going out of their way to deactivate their accounts. You can read more on this by following this link through to Caroline Parry’s post here.
With such a large number of members choosing to leave the network within a short period of time should there be cause for concern? Or is this simply part and parcel of what goes on within the world of Facebook? What are your thoughts?
Have you ever been tempted to close your Facebook account?
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