Taking a Break From Facebook

A recent survey by the Pew Research  Center  found that 61 percent of current Facebook users admitted to taking voluntary breaks from the site.  Reasons for a hiatus from the most popular social network in America include: a decrease in interest in the site; not having enough time to dedicate to updating and polishing their profiles; and the general idea that Facebook is simply a waste of time.  In addition, 4 percent of the surveyors cited that privacy and security concerns contributed to their departure.  Privacy concerns related to social media remain an evolving area of law, and it will be interesting to see if more Facebook users begin to delete their accounts due to this concern.  It should be noted that of those 4 percent, “those users eventually resumed their regular activity, another 20 percent of Facebook users admitted to deleting their accounts.”  To read more, go to the link below: