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It’s just a month of data, but a breakdown of Facebook’s growth in the U.S. among various age groups shows a big change. Usage among people…

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It’s just a month of data, but a breakdown of Facebook’s growth in the U.S. among various age groups shows a big change. Usage among people 18-44 overall dropped, with about 175,000 fewer active users aged 26- to 34 on the site last month, according to data collected by InsideFacebook.

Those numbers are small in terms of Facebook’s size; indeed, the overall makeup of the site in the U.S. by age group did not change last month and a recent survey earlier this week showed that an astonishing percentage of people describe themselves as “Facebook addicts.”

But InsideFacebook says it has “rarely seen a dip like this” and suggests the fall may have been due to the backlash to the controversial privacy settings Facebook introduced — and later tweaked.

They’re also a reminder that Facebook is maturing. Overall growth in the U.S. was minimal last month — and Facebook executives have said the company is increasingly looking abroad for new users.

The data, courtesy of InsideFacebook:

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  1. And it’s just going to continue to shrink. Unless they make a move of some kind move fast – monthly user fee or be acquire for a much lower valuation or ramp up the IPO (which will fail) Facebook is quickly becoming worthless.

    http://mankabros.com/onmedea/2010/07/facebook_is_worthless.html

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  2. When the novelty wears off. There’s nothing left to do once we’ve done it.

    “A drunkard is a dead man, and all dead men are drunk.” Deadbook eh. Oh well, all’s well that ends…

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