Facebook users take a break

2013-02-05 22:29
(Joerg Koch, AP)

(Joerg Koch, AP)

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New York - A new report says about 61% of Facebook users have taken a break from the site for at least a few weeks for reasons that range from being busy to getting bombarded with "too much drama".

A Pew survey released on Tuesday says that of American adults who use the internet, 67% are on Facebook, making it the dominant online social network in the country.

But Facebook users come and go. One-fifth of internet users who don't use Facebook say they have used it at one point.

People's reasons for a Facebook break are varied, the top being too busy. Privacy and security concerns were low on the list. The study of 1 006 US adults was done in December.

It has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

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