WOW! Facebook users are committing 'virtual identity suicide' and quitting the site in droves over privacy and addiction fearsSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 21:31
WOW!! Facebook users are committing 'virtual identity suicide' and quitting the site in droves over privacy and addiction fears
Reports claim Facebook recently lost 11 million users in the U.S and UK
The majority of people quitting the site blamed concerns over privacy
Other reasons included fear of addiction, and shallow conversations
By VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
PUBLISHED: 10:28 EST, 17 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:41 EST, 17 September 2013
Facebook users are quitting the social network in droves due to privacy concerns and fear of internet addiction, according to new research.
Increasing numbers are taking part in what's been dubbed 'virtual identity suicide' and deleting their accounts.
Analysis of more than 600 people, by researchers from the University of Vienna, found that data protection issues and social pressure to add friends were also among the reasons for leaving.
Others quoted shallow conversations, general dissatisfaction and loss of interest in the site.