Three separate stories about issues for Facebook in the international press today - the first - that taking Facebook off your iPhone saves 15% of your battery life; secondly, after 11 months of very public debate it has been decided by the Indian regulators that differential pricing for data packages is outlawed, hence blocking Facebook's Basics Service that "arguably disadvantage small providers" and finally - in France, the privacy regulator gives the site three months to stop tracking and transferring data to the US without consent.

These stories are, to some extent, a sign of the maturity of Facebook as a business in that it has now reached a stage where it is no longer seen as everyone's darling; there are competitors for attention in the social media world; and curbs are beginning to be placed on them as they try to expand their reach - as with the offer of the free Basics Service. 

The last few months have seen a number of former digital darlings crash and burn including particularly the previously stellar Friends Reunited, which sold for £175 million to ITV only 5 years after it started and whose closure was announced last month. So should the bad news about Facebook be seen as the tipping point in its fortunes as members of the public seek connections through other social media platforms or should it just be seen as the sort of commentary a company of Facebook's size can expect?