Facebook and the flattening of the growth curve.

TechCrunch

After the whole Insta-gate incident where we saw a lot of back and forth about whether Facebook-owned, popular photo sharing app Instagram was losing users, today a report has come out that claims user attrition at an even bigger target: Facebook itself.

According to an article in the Guardian, the social network lost some 600,000 users in December in the UK, the sixth-biggest market for Facebook by subscribers. Using numbers from the analytics firm Socialbakers, the Guardian links the fall to speculation that the UK had reached a Facebook saturation point. (As of today, Socialbakers puts the decline even higher, at 946,000.)

With Facebook one day away from unveiling some new product news that has people speculating about big moves in mobile and other new products, the company has been quick to respond to dismiss the report.

The main reason, Facebook says, is that Socialbakers’ data is being gathered…

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