Is Timeline is a Barrier for Facebook Users Growth?
Users who have opted for the new Facebook Timeline and are unsatisfied didn’t have a way to get back their old profile pages, until now. The trick is to access Facebook on older versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser. Since Facebook is phasing out support for older browsers, it has not made Timeline available on Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 6.
In the 1,001 days from April 1, 2009 through December 28, 2011, Facebook added 609 million users, for averages of around 600,000 per day and seven per second. But that growth rate has been tapering off.
One reason for the growth slowdown may simply be saturation: Most Internet users who are likely to be Facebook users already have accounts, so growth is restricted to new Internet users and a few hold-outs.
Despite Facebook’s efforts to educate users about the new profile, some people have misconceptions that make them susceptible to scams like these. We have found 16 Timeline-related scam pages, which have collectively gained more than 71,000 likes. The largest, with nearly 19,000 likes, has been around for at least two weeks. These pages are among the top search results when searching Facebook for “timeline.”
Facebook spokesperson said,”“We work hard to educate users on how to be safe through our blog and the Facebook and Facebook Security pages”.
He added,”“We regularly update the Facebook Security page and its over 5 million fans with tips and information about new threats. We also work with outside experts on education initiatives”. Hope Facebook will work on this.