14 Jun '11, 12am

In one month, Facebook lost 6 million users in the US, more than the Singapore population. Mindboggling eh?

WASHINGTON - FACEBOOK is approaching 700 million members but its growth is slowing and it lost users in the United States and Canada last month, the Inside Facebook website said Monday. Facebook had 687 million members at the start of June, said Inside Facebook, which closely tracks developments and trends at the Palo Alto, California-based social network. Facebook itself does not regularly release membership figures except to announce milestones such as when it crossed 500 million users in July of last year. Inside Facebook said overall growth at the social networking giant 'has been lower than normal for the second month straight, which is unusual.' Facebook gained 11.8 million members in May and 13.9 million in April - down from the usual 20 million new users a month seen in previous months, it said. 'While there have been a few months that have registered lower growth ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/TechandScience/S...

Tweets

Hacker group known as 'Lulz Security' claims to have hacked the US Senate website and stolen internal data

Hacker group known as 'Lulz Security' claims to...

straitstimes.com 14 Jun '11, 1am

A view of the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill. A group of hackers known as 'Lulz Security' claims to have stolen data ...

Facebook is likely to go public in early 2012 w...

straitstimes.com 14 Jun '11, 12am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a news conference at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California. -- PHOTO: ...

Facebook 'fatigue' strikes as millions shut acc...

sg.news.yahoo.com 15 Jun '11, 1am

London, June 14 (ANI): Privacy threats and fatigue has led 1lakh Britons and six million users in the US to shut down thei...

Pictures: SingTel & HTC launch phone with dedicated Facebook button

Pictures: SingTel & HTC launch phone with dedic...

straitstimes.com 14 Jun '11, 11am

The HTC ChaCha - powered by Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 technology - features a dedicated Facebook button for a one-touch ac...

Internet users unhappy with move to block popular websites: #Malaysia #Censorship

Internet users unhappy with move to block popul...

asiaone.com 12 Jun '11, 3am

KUALA LUMPUR - Consumers and Internet users have protested strongly against the decision made by the Malaysian Communicati...

Report: Facebook users more trusting, engaged -...

sg.news.yahoo.com 18 Jun '11, 8am

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook, it turns out, isn't just a waste of time. People who use it have more close friends, get more so...

SingTel ups the ante

todayonline.com 13 Jun '11, 9pm

SINGAPORE - Amid the explosive growth of new Web-enabled devices - such as tablets - and bandwidth-hungry multimedia appli...