Thursday, June 16, 2011

That Story About How Facebook Lost Users In May Was A Bunch Of Crap [Business Insider]

A Facebook trajectory truthiness checkpoint from Henry Blodget

A couple of days ago, a story banged around the news-o-sphere saying that the number of Facebook users in the US had shrunk in May.

This set off much hand-wringing about how Facebook was starting to collapse just as everyone was getting excited about the IPO.

Trouble is, the story was bunk.

According to Comscore, Nielsen, and Facebook, the number of US Facebook users grew in May (see below).

That Story About How Facebook Lost Users In May Was A Bunch Of Crap

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