Pew surveyed more than 3,400 U.S. Facebook users in May and June, and found that a whopping 44 percent of those ages 18 to 29 say they’ve deleted the app from their phone in the last year. Some of them may have reinstalled it later.
Overall, 26 percent of survey respondents say they deleted the app, while 42 percent have “taken a break” for several weeks or more, and 54 percent have adjusted their privacy settings.
Facebook is terrible in every possible way. The product in and of itself is bad – terrible website and applications – and what it does to people is also bad, worse even. Garbage chain mail-like posts, obviously fake news and stories, massive echo chamber, targeting for election manipulation, and god knows what else.
I don’t have the application anymore, the bookmark is gone from my browser, and I’m planning on deleting my account as well. Facebook is garbage, and nobody should use it.
Dude… Get out. Delete the account. Facebook is one big giant fuck of a turd. I reached my limits, back in 2014. It became too heavy. No unified design language. I used too much time finding the features, that I forgot why I was looking for those features. I had absolutely no control over nothing. And I had all people I wanted on the phonebook in my telephone anyway. And it is more personal to do an actual phonecall.