Facebook isn’t shrinking, it’s still growing

Contrary to a recent report from Inside Facebook, it would appear that the ever consuming blob that is Facebook is still growing.

Inside Facebook recorded a 6 million user drop in the US over May – potentially a huge drop, and at first glance it was pointing out that cracks were starting to appear in Facebook’s blitzkrieg to 1 billion global users.

However, Facebook have brushed aside the report, saying the user base in the US actually grew by 21 per cent in May – a bit of a difference there…

“From time to time, we see stories about Facebook losing users in some regions. Some of these reports use data extracted from our advertising tool, which provides broad estimates on the reach of Facebook ads and isn’t designed to be a source for tracking the overall growth of Facebook,” Facebook said in a statement.

It seems there’s no stopping the world’s largest social network becoming even bigger. Even Steve McQueen isn’t going to be able to help us out with this one…

Facebook is stealing the talent

This cool infographic from Top Prospect Data Labs shows Facebook seem to be winning the war between the big tech companies for the best young talent out there. They do have very cool offices after all…

Via stateofsearch.com

Top 10 Social Media Sites

In part 1 of a series of “Top 10’s” that are buzzing round in my head, I want to highlight some of the best social media news and resource sites out there for anyone looking to keep an eye on all the latest developments in the world of social media.

Forgive me. Top 10 lists are lazy writing, but of course, time is money, and I don’t give money away for free…

Rather than trawl through each of these sites daily, I recommend you start plugging yourself into the RSS feeds of these sites (top 10 list of RSS readers to follow soon), if you want to stay ahead in an industry moving faster than most seem to be able to keep up in!

1) Mashable

2) Social Times

3) SocialMedia.biz

4) Social Media Today

5) Our Social Times

6) The Next Web

7) Social Media Explorer

8) SMSEO

9) ReadWriteWeb

10) Soshable