What The Facebook Decline Tells Us

In case you have not been paying attention, the meteoric rise of Facebook has hit a bump in the road.  According to this Los Angeles Times article, Facebook lost 6 million users in the United States in the month of May, and that is the second month in a row that the user base declined.  This trend is happening in Canada and Great Britain as well.

David Martin, in Forbes, dissects the issue and reports that experts believe the issue is simple: kids do not want to be “friends” with their parents.  They are bailing on Facebook because their parents and grandparents are now there, and the world of their peers is not separated enough for their liking.

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