MASS USER EXODUS
Facebook users are looking to leave the mind-bogglingly popular social network in droves, Trusted Reviews can confirm, with ‘#DeleteFacebook’ becoming the internet’s hottest search term virtually overnight. We’ll happily show you how to delete a Facebook account if that’s why you’re here, but if you’re looking for confirmation that you’re not the only one pondering the nuclear option, we’re also here to help.
It probably won’t come as a shock, but Facebook is no longer the darling of the social media world – far from it.
The US-based tech giant is currently at the centre of a privacy storm, after a damning investigative report emerged that showed how UK-based Cambridge Analytics sought to harness Facebook user data to impact major global political events. Yes, the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics scandal is the first truly unavoidable tech story of 2018.
We’re also fascinated by how many of you are suddenly keen to take the nuclear option and resign yourselves to a life without cat memes.
Which is why we’ve pulled a few tasty bits of data (oh, the irony…) to show you just how many folk are deserting the platform in the wake of the revelations. (We can’t properly quantify the current momentum behind #DeleteFacebook on Twitter, but that’s also a thing. Quite a big thing, it seems.)
This is from Google UK search over the last seven days. Notice anything different?
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Our American cousins are just as concerned, it seems, with the following image representing Google US search in the same period.
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Yikes. That’s a whole lot of people pissed off with Mark Zuckerberg – and we’re not even sure all of them know about the time a pre-pubescent ‘Zuck’ called people who gave him their data “dumb f**ks.”
So no, you’re not alone. You’re definitely, definitely not alone.Read More...