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Published On: Mon, May 31st, 2010

In addition to Memorial Day, today is “Quit Facebook Day”

With the pressure mounting from users over privacy issues, Facebook has been in the spotlight in a not so good way. As a way to rebel, many users have decided to call today, “Quit Facebook Day”. While I am not sure if it will make much of an impact, it does send a message to Facebook concerning their privacy settings.

Screen shot of Facebook login page

Read more on this story at PC World:

“Monday is Quit Facebook Day when a number of users around the globe plan to delete their Facebook profiles in protest over recent privacy issues< on the world’s largest social network. At the time of this writing a little more than 26,000 people had committed to delete their accounts, according to the Quit Facebook Day Website. While Quit Facebook Day may be a bit of bad PR for the social network, t

Quit Facebook Day was launched after recent criticisms over how Facebook handles user privacy. But Milan and fellow QFD founder Joseph Dee see a much larger problem with Facebook than its most recent privacy issues. Privacy is “just the symptom of a larger set of issues,” the pair’s Quit Facebook Day site reads. Milan and Dee contend that Facebook’s policies demonstrate a lack of respect in how the site treats user data, and that Facebook puts an unfair burden on the user by making privacy settings overly complex.

“The cumulative effects of what Facebook does now will not play out well in the future, and we care deeply about the future of the web as an open, safe and human place,” according to QuitFacebookDay.com. “We just can’t see Facebook’s current direction being aligned with any positive future for the web, so we’re leaving.”

The reality is those intending to leave Facebook on Monday make up just 0.005 percent of Facebook’s 500 million users.”

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