Tuesday, February 9, 2010

3.24% of Facebook Users are Dead

from Marketing Tech Blog

In a recent census of social media users, it was identified that 3.24% of all Facebook users were actually dead. Dead Myspace users trumped Facebook at 7.46%. It’s a fascinating statistic because it raises the question of how social networks charge advertisers and how they measure growth.

Social networks don’t actually report the number of engaged users nor do they measure the number of dead ones. Advertisers pay for advertisements based on the number of users in social media, so dead advertisements could be siphoning millions out of your marketing budget.

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