(GUARDIAN) — Two thirds of Facebook users have taken a voluntary break from the site for several weeks or more, citing reasons ranging from “excessive gossip or drama from their friends” to “concerns about privacy”, according to new research.
But much as its critics might like to think otherwise, the world’s most popular social network is showing no signs of losing its audience. The most common reason stated for taking a break is that users are too busy, following by “just wasn’t interested” and that it’s a “waste of time”.
According to a new survey published by the US Pew Research Center, only 4% of Facebook users cited privacy issues, with just 1% saying they did not like to share their lives via Facebook. Only 2% said they preferred to communicate face to face.