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  1. Independent Data Says Facebook is Losing Millions of Users, Let’s Talk About Why

    Has Facebook peaked? New data from independent analysis firm SocialBakers seems to suggest that might be the case. According to SocialBakers, Facebook's usership is down by six million people in the U.S. from where they were a month ago. Numbers are down in other key markets like the U.K. as well. Could this be the first sign that Facebook is going the way of the dinosaurs? Or worse -- Myspace?

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  2. Gmail Finally Overthrows Hotmail, Now World’s Largest Email Provider

    Though it might be a surprise to some, Gmail hasn't always been the juggernaut it currently is. In fact, the email service wasn't even the largest email provider in the world until very recently. Though the search engine giant had claimed the title for itself this past summer, third-party data didn't back up the company's assertion until just now. comScore's set of email data for October shows Gmail finally toppling the reign of Hotmail. A second takeaway from this is that people still use Hotmail for some reason.

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  3. Pinterest Cracks Top 50 U.S. Websites With Over 25 Million Visitors That Just Want to Buy Things

    Pinterest is quickly showing every other social media platform how it's done. comScore, an Internet analytics company, noted back in February that Pinterest was the fastest independent site to hit 10 million monthly unique visitors they'd ever measured. As we move into November, it looks like the social media company has only continued to grow since then. The latest report from commScore gives a list of the top 50 United States websites for September, and Pinterest just hit the list at number 50 with 25.3 million unique visitors.

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  4. Kindle Fire Accounts for 54.4% U.S. Android Tablets, All Others Under 10%

    We've written about how the 2011 gift-giving holiday season was something of a sea change for tablets and eBooks, but a new bit of research from comScore concluded that it was more one sided than you might have thought. According to them, of all the Android-powered tablets in the U.S., 54.4% of them are Kindle Fires. Though great for Amazon, that could be a problem for Google.

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  5. The U.S. Isn't Into Social Networking as Much as You'd Think, and Females are Into It More Than Males

    A recent report released by comScore has revealed that the United States isn't into social networking as much you might think. Yes, even though whenever you walk by a coworker's computer you can spy Facebook opened in a tab, or anytime you go into a heavily populated area, it seems everyone is tweeting or Instagramming or Facebooking on their phone. Though social networking is the most popular online activity in the world, and accounts for 1 in 5 minutes spent online, and reaches 82% of the world's Internet population, somehow, the U.S. doesn't care as much as your eyes and these stats would have you believe. Israel cares, though, deeply so, as they are far and away the world's biggest social networking addicts by a fairly large margin.

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