Facebook is without question the biggest social networking site on the internet. It has over 600 million registered users and over an estimated 138 million unique monthly visitors in the U.S alone. Its popularity however does have its negatives which includes a reported 7.5 million users registered that are under the age of 13 despite it being the minimum age limit and therefore violating the site’s terms.
This is one of the reasons that despite Facebook’s popularity it is also losing many accounts each month. Last month an estimated 7 million North American active user accounts were deleted stalling the site’s market growth. It seems deleting your Facebook account is not out of the ordinary as many people are doing it, whether it’s because they’ve just had enough, it is too much of a distraction or they just want to start a fresh.
There have even been reports suggesting that certain users with certain jobs should not own a Facebook account as it could affect them legally. We previously brought you news of the juror who was arrested for making contact with a defendant during a case. Though it seemed harmless and was not done intentionally to break the law, it was in fact highly illegal.
In an article at WalesOnline it is revealed that using things like printouts of Facebook statuses in a court case is becoming more common. This is why it is recommended that anyone involved in a court case should delete their Twitter or Facebook account to avoid facing legal action against them like the juror received.
Though it may seem a simple enough process to just delete your Facebook account, it is actually far more complicated than just hitting the delete button and a thorough job of it is needed to be done before ensuring the account is completely erased. It turns out it is actually overall a two week process. The article at LifeHacker explains in four steps how to be rid of your unwanted Facebook account once and for all.
Also amongst the professions that are warned to be careful on how they handle their Facebook account is Real Estate Agency. In an article at Business2, Real Estate Agents who use Facebook or Twitter to promote their work are being warned that if it is not done correctly they will not come across as they would hope which would affect their sales and success.
What are your thoughts on the amount of Facebook accounts being lost each month? Have you ever wanted to delete yours or have you deleted yours? What were your reasons for doing so? Let us know in the comments below.