'We're very pleased with our growth,' says the site, as yet more data plots Facebook's domination of the global social networking market.
This article titled “Facebook dismisses data that shows stalling growth” was written by Jemima Kiss, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 13th June 2011 21.43 UTC
It didn’t take long for Facebook to dismiss what it says is an incorrect story about its growth stalling in a few key markets, based on questionable data.
Inside Facebook claimed the site has seen significantly less growth for the US and Canada for two months. Data is gathered by Inside Facebook’s own metrics tool, with which they acknowledge ‘bugs’ that can reflect seasonal quirks, and that is in turn based on Facebook’s own advertising metrics tool. At their most dramatic, this data shows a drop of 6m users in the US between the beginning and end of May 2011, dropping to 149.4m.