Rising numbers of Facebook users are deleting friends as they ’prune’ their on-line profiles, research has revealed.
Two-thirds of those who use the social networking We site say they have ’unfriended’ somebody they do not want to know any more. Another 44 percent deleted comments made by other people on their profile page and 37 percent removed tags of themselves from photos.
The surprising figures show that Facebook users could finally be becoming more selective about who they allow to access their online life.
Many people allow their bosses, work colleagues and parents to become ’friends’ with them on the site, with potentially embarrassing consequences.
The report by US research organization Pew bore this out: 11 percent of Facebook users have posted something they regret, with men being twice as likely to do so than women.
Young adults under 29 were most likely to commit an on-line faux pas with 29 percent admitting to such a blunder.