A recent poll of 1,034 online respondents was released on June 5th. The poll, sponsored by Reuters and Ipsos Research, asked respondents questions regarding their Facebook usage over the past six months.
Roughly one third states their use of the online service has declined due to reasons such as the service becoming “boring,” “not relevant,” or “not useful.” Those are harsh words indeed and perhaps even hateful words in the context of the beating the IPO took a mere two weeks ago.
In fact, nearly half of respondents said the poor performance of the Facebook IPO made them less inclined to invest in the stock market. Adding insult to injury, four in five respondents said they have never made a purchase based on a Facebook advertisement. Ouch! Talk about kicking a man when he’s down! The poll is certain to generate some buzz at a time when dumping on Facebook is in vogue.