According to the latest figures, social networking phenomenon Facebook’s staggering rise to fame has been stopped in its tracks. Having spent much of 2007 reporting huge month-on-month surges in popularity, the service saw visitor numbers between December 2007 and January 2008 slide by some 5 percent.
“So what?”, you may ask, if you’re one of those whom the entire social networking frenzy has passed by. Well, this news has, inevitably, triggered a wealth of speculation that the service had reached the peak of its potential, and that saturation has kicked in.
Others aren’t so sure, and Facebook remains the most popular social networking service of its ilk in the UK. Some put the slide down to the number of businesses blocking it in working hours. But we suspect it’ll go back up again next month, which’ll keep everyone quiet for another few months.