Researchers: Privacy Concerns Leading to Facebook Account Deletions

"Virtual identity suicide"


Concerns over online privacy are leadingFacebook users to commit "virtual identity suicide" by deleting their Facebook accounts, according to new scientific research.

A survey of around 300 Facebook users and 300 quitters of the social networking site by Austrian psychologists at the University of Vienna assessing what motivated them to use or abandon Facebook revealed an emerging counter-movement against social networking.