Monday, June 13, 2011

Facebook use drops in Canada, U.S.

The number of Canadians logging on to their Facebook accounts fell in May, a website that covers the social network said Monday. A report on Inside Facebook said that the number of Canadian Facebook users fell by 1.52 million to 16.6 million during the month. The site defines a user as a "monthly active user" — someone who logs on to their account at least once a month. Inside Facebook caters to the advertising and marketing industries by tracking Facebook's growth data, demographics and usage statistics. The drop in Canada is in keeping with a global trend at Facebook where its growth is starting to slow in developed economies where it is entrenched.

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