According to market research firm Nielsen, the use of Facebook is declining in the U.S. and on desktop. As Facebook makes a mobile push, it appears more people are accessing the site through their phones and tablets. However, Nielsen said Facebook has lost 10 million users in the U.S. over the past year. It will be interesting to see what Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces later during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.
UPDATED 4:05 p.m. ET: Mobile messaging application WhatsApp denied a report in TechCrunch saying that it was in talks with Facebook about being acquired by the social network, telling AllThingsD, “The TechCrunch article is a rumor and not factually accurate. We have no further information to share at the moment.”
With more and more Facebook users accessing the social network via mobile devices, Citrix examined where mobile traffic driven by Facebook was going, finding that 77 percent of the data volume generated by the social network’s mobile applications went to these five sites: YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Yahoo, and eBay.