Facebook painted a rosy picture a couple of weeks ago when they reported their Q1 earnings. The social network now has 1.11 billion monthly active users, 665 million daily active users and profit went up to $219 million compared to $205 million in the year-ago period. When Facebook announced 1 billion users last year, Mark Zuckerberg said that the next 1 billion is likely to come from emerging markets like those in EMEA and South America rather than more mature markets like the US where it’s reaching saturation point. Insidermonkey experts made a article of these 10 countries where both Twitter and Facebook are shrinking.
While the reasons may differ from country to country, it's true that we've noticed in the past few years a tendency for people to try new things, and find new platforms to entertain themselves, especially teenagers and other people in close-by demographics. Some teenagers, for instance, have been moving away from Facebook because their parents use the social network too, and sometimes even their grandparents, which has made it much less "cool" than it once was. If you’re interested, you can also take a look at the 10 Countries where Twitter is Growing Faster than Facebook.