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61% Of Adults Have Taken A Vacation From Facebook

Among the top reasons cited were lack of time as well as being too annoyed with the gossip on the site.

Sixty-one percent of adults who are on Facebook voluntarily took a break from the social networking site for a period of several weeks or more sometime in the past and 20% of online adults who once used Facebook say they no longer do so, a new study from the Pew Research Center found.

Of the people who took the so-called "Facebook vacation":

  • 21% said they were too busy while 10% said they just weren't interested or didn't have time.
  • 9% of Facebook vacationers said there was too much gossip or negativity on the site.
  • Other reasons for Facebook vacations included religious reasons (how many of you attempted to give it up for Lent?), lack of computer access, health reasons, or no reason at all.

Have you ever taken a Facebook vacation? Tell us in the comments below.

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