Rising Trend: Deleting Facebook Accounts

Tuesday May 11th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

The number of people searching for information on how to delete their Facebook accounts is growing.

Search Engine Land: By accident, a writer for Search Engine Land discovered that if you type "How do I" into the Google search box, "How do I delete my Facebook account" pops up seventh on the list of top searches (behind choices like "How do I know if I'm pregnant" and "How do I get a passport"). If you type "del" into the search box, "delete Facebook account" shows up as the top recommendation.

Further investigation with Google trends revealed that the number of searches for "Delete Facebook account" has been steadily rising--along with the number of Facebook privacy scandals.

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