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The anti-social network: Two-thirds of Facebook users are more selective with their friends list
反社群網站:三分之二臉書用戶嚴選好友名單

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan last Thursday.
臉書執行長馬克‧祖克柏格上週四抵達日本首相野田佳彥在日本東京的官邸。

Photo: EPA
照片:歐新社

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.

(Liberty Times)

研究顯示,越來越多臉書使用者刪除朋友,「修整」他們的網路個人資料。

這個社群網站的使用者中,有三分之二的人說曾將不想再認識的人「從好友名單中移除」。另外,百分之四十四的人刪除過其他人在他們個人頁面上的留言,百分之三十七移除過照片中標有他們自己身分的標籤。

這個令人意外的數字顯示,臉書用戶可能終於更仔細挑選允許誰得知他們網路生活動態。

許多人允許他們的老闆、同事和父母在臉書上與他們成為「朋友」,這有可能帶來尷尬後果。

美國「皮優」研究組織的這份報告印證了這一點:百分之十一的臉書用戶曾貼出令他們事後懊悔的內容,男性後悔的比例又是女性的兩倍。

二十九歲以下的年輕成年人最有可能在網路上做出失態之舉,百分之二十九的人承認出過這樣的紕漏。

(自由時報/翻譯:管淑平)

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