The number of Internet users across the world keeps growing and growing, and so are the best known social networks in the world, but there are some markets out there where things aren’t going quite the same, such as 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.
There are over 3.5 billion Internet users in the world, out of which close to 1.8 billion log onto Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) at least once a month, and close to 1.2 billion do so every day. While Facebook hasn’t released such numbers yet, it’s quite probable that there are a lot more accounts than that, held by people who just aren’t that avid about checking out the social network very often.
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) on the other hand, has only about 317 million monthly users. It’s just a small portion of the number announced by Facebook, but then again, the purpose of both these networks is quite different.
If you’re interested, you can also take a look at the 10 Countries where Twitter is Growing Faster than Facebook.
For today’s list we took a look at the StatCounter Global Stats to get our info about how many of each country’s Internet users visit either Facebook or Twitter. We took into account the months of October 2015 and 2016, looking at the differences between these two months. Then, we looked at those countries where both Facebook and Twitter’s usage was dwindling and where the numbers were the highest. As you’ll see, most of them are losing ground to a couple of sites in particular.
Without further ado here are the 10 countries where both Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) usage is shrinking.