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Nearly one in 10 Americans surveyed say they deleted their Facebook account over privacy concerns



Here are the big takeaways:
  • 17% of respondents said they deleted the Facebook app from their phone over privacy concerns.
  • 35% said they were using Facebook less than they used to over the privacy issue.
  • 9% reported deleting their Facebook account altogether.
  • 39% said they were "very aware" of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while 37% said they were "somewhat aware."
http://www.businessinsider.com/delete-facebook-statistics-nearly-10-percent-americans-deleted-facebook-account-study-2018-4?r=UK&IR=T

When 1 of 10 out of those 1 of 10 Americans users that said they deleted their Facebook account would have moved over the #diaspora, #friendica, #hubzilla or #mastodon, we would have got about 1 Mio new users, I guess.

Of course the number of users has increased since #deletefacebook, but not as much as it could have.
Either the users are still using other non-free alternatives like #whatsapp, #instagram etc, ignoring that some of those are still owned by Facebook, or maybe they weren't honest about deleting Facebook. The third option would be that those deleted Facebook and are not joining other social networks as an alternative.

We won't know for sure. But at least we got some new users, which is nice after all. :-)

I was wondering about that. But something is better than nothing!

> We won't know for sure. But at least we got some new users, which is nice after all. :-)

And maybe the word will slowly spread ;-)