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To quit, or not to quit

Will you quit Facebook today? That's the question making rounds of the internet today, for May 31 has been designated as "Quit Facebook Day". This comes as in response to the recent Facebook privacy issues.

world Updated: May 31, 2010 11:56 IST

Will you quit Facebook on May 31? That's the question making rounds of the internet on Monday, for May 31 has been designated as "Quit Facebook Day". This comes as in response to the recent Facebook privacy issues, where it came to light that some Facebook features accessed its users personal information and shared it with other websites.

Till recently, about 25,000 people have pledged to deactivate their accounts on Monday. But this does not have Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg quaking in his boots because the number represents just over 0.006 per cent of its estimated "400 million users".

This does not really get Facebook off the hook though. Aside for sharing its users' personal information with unauthorised third party, Facebook also has been in the news recently for software glitches which allowed some people's private conversations to be made public.

The Quit Facebook website (www.quitfacebookday.com) has been set up by Matthew Milan and Joseph Dee, who say for them the protest "comes down to two things: fair choices and best intentions".