Facebook sees first dip in UK users

Facebook has suffered its first fall in UK users, with a 5% drop between December and January, according to new figures.However, Facebook still had 8.5 million unique users in January and remains the most popular social networking website in the UK, according to Nielsen Online, the internet research company behind the results.And Facebook’s nearest rival, MySpace, also saw a 5% drop in UK traffic between December and January, according to Nielsen Online.MySpace ranked second in terms of UK social networking websites in January, with 5 million unique users, while Bebo, which saw users drop by 2% month on month, was ranked third with 4.1 million.Facebook shed around 400,000 UK unique users month on month, following an impressive 17 consecutive months of growth, according to the research.This is the first drop Nielsen Online has recorded in Facebook’s user numbers in the UK.
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After months of explosive growth, the number of people visiting Facebook fell for the first time last monthFacebook, the UK’s most popular social networking site, has suffered its first monthly drop in visitor numbers, according to figures published today.After 17 successive months of increasing its monthly audience in the UK, Facebook suffered a 5 per cent dip in visitors between December and January – from 8.9 million to 8.5 million.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3410287.eceFacebook ‘sees decline in users’
Social networking site Facebook has seen its first drop in UK users in January, new industry data indicates.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7257073.stm

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