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Quit Facebook Day: Apocalyptic Predictions Overrated

There are two special things going on today, May 31, 2010 – Memorial Day and Quit Facebook Day. The former will see a number of local events and some great sales being offered, which we discussed in a recent post, the latter will go by while just 2 percent of U.S. Facebook users will go ahead with the deletion of their accounts.

That’s right, today is the day when a group of people wish for you to delete your social network account, but recent apocalyptic predictions of a mass exodus from Facebook has been overrated. Quit Facebook Day was first thought up due to the recent privacy issues that have hounded the social media site and its users – so why the failed attempt?

There are a couple of reasons why Facebook users decided to not go through with deleting their accounts, the first is due to a number of new privacy options announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and the second is that these users feel that there is no substitution for Facebook at this moment.

According to an article in PC Mag written by David Murphy, a recent survey shows that 61 percent of 699 of Facebook users showed that they were pleased with the privacy changes made – although 81 percent of those said that they will now be more careful of Facebook and will not be forthcoming with their private information as they once were.

Will you delete you account on Quit Facebook Day?
Are you happy with the changes made?

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