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article image30,000 users say they'll deactivate accounts on Quit Facebook Day

By Andrew Moran     May 31, 2010 in Internet
Toronto - Two Toronto residents have started a campaign today to urge Facebook users to deactivate their accounts. The Quit Facebook Day site claims more than 30,000 Facebook members have committed to quitting the social media site.
Nearly everybody you meet uses Facebook and some might consider you weird or out of the loop if you don’t have a Facebook account. But recent actions by Facebook led to the creation of Quit Facebook Day.
It was reported that founder Mark Zuckerberg called the first few thousand users of the website “dumbf**cks.” Facebook has also been in the media about concerns over its security settings.
Quit Facebook Day was created by two Torontonians: Joseph Dee, a web technologist, and Matthew Milan, a partner at Normative Design. According to PC World, Milan tweeted, “I personally never expected high numbers [for Quit Facebook Day]. But something doesn't have to be viral to be successful.”
The website states that they care and are concerned about the future of the World Wide Web and feel Facebook will not have any positive impact on the future of the Internet, “so we’re leaving.”
Exactly 30,940 people have committed to leaving Facebook but it’s unclear if they will actually deactivate their account or just claim they will do so eventually.
The Globe and Mail reports that there have been numerous attempts by many people to quit social media networking. In 2008 and 2009, Jeffrey Sass set up a blog called 28 Digital Days and then established a 140-step to quit social media.
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