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Technology news from Facebook shows India may be its biggest market in 4 years

Technology News - India and FacebookA recent eMarketer industry estimate suggests that the country may lead the way by 2017.

The most recent industry estimates that have been produced by eMarketer are now suggesting that the largest market for Facebook could become India as soon as the close of 2017.

This will easily become the case provided that the growth continues along its current anticipated path.

The current growth estimates are showing that if it progresses the way that data is suggesting, the user base at Facebook will explode to reach a whopping 1.8 billion in four years from now. To better understand the rate of growth, this was compared to the current expansion being experienced in the Facebook technology news for North America.

In North America, technology news data shows the number of Facebook users is expected to grow by 3.6 percent this year.

Also this year, the Asia-Pacific region will be seeing a growth rate of 34.4 percent for Facebook users. The Latin American region will experience a user growth of 29.5 percent. Africa and the Middle East will grow by 31.8 percent, while eastern and central Europe will have a growth in their users of 29.3 percent.

This technology news data is according to Cotton Delo, from AdAge. She went on to say that the tremendous increases in users in locations such as Brazil – where it is anticipated that there will be a growth from its 69 million users by the end of this year to a whopping 103.9 million by the end of 2017 – helps to explain the acceleration that Facebook has made to its business in terms of the development efforts that the company is making there.

At the same time, in the United States, the percentage of people in the United States who are using Facebook at least on a monthly basis will grow from this year’s predicted 46.4 percent up to 49.6 percent by the end of the year in 2017. This is a much more modest growth than what is being experienced in many of the other areas of the world. Other technology news reports have suggested that the penetration of smartphones and tablets may have a role in the growth rates of these countries.

Facebook may be losing its young audience

Facebook losing young usersYouth begin to flee from Facebook

The youth of the world are beginning to favor simple messaging applications for their mobile devices over Facebook. These applications allow consumers to create personal profiles, build networks of friends and other contacts, share digital content, such as video, music, and pictures. While these applications provide many of the same services that made Facebook popular several years ago, these applications have one thing that Facebook does not have: They are not Facebook.

Consumers beginning to favor simple messaging apps for their mobile devices

Young, tech-savvy consumers through North America, Asia, and Europe are beginning to flock to these messaging applications in order to connect with one another. Many of these applications, such as Kik and Whatsapp, both of which are very popular in North America, combine text messaging with social networking, allowing users to connect with one another quickly without relying on messaging plans offered by wireless network operators or the sometimes stifling design of social networking platforms.

Apps could provide better services than Facebook

These apps have an appeal to consumers based on the fact that they are designed around the concept of communication. Google Ventures partner Rich Miner suggests that the majority of interactions that people have with one another come in the form of text messages and phone calls. Many people do not involve themselves in social networks simply for the purpose of communication. Consumers are beginning to find that simple messaging applications can suffice their need to communicate with others. These applications can also effectively share digital content, removing yet another reason for consumers to rely on social networking platforms.

Facebook remains the champion of social networking

Facebook boasts of more than 1 billion users worldwide, thus solidifying it as the most popular and widely used social networking platform in the world. The company recently began embracing the mobile space more aggressively, producing the most used smartphone application on the market today. Nonetheless, consumers are still flocking to messaging applications that offer the same services as Facebook but without any association to the sometimes controversial social network.