Pew: Majority of Facebook users have taken break

Pew: Majority of Facebook users have taken break

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This photo taken November 13, 2012 in Washington, DC shows a facebook page showing photos of John McAfee. McAfee, founder of the eponymous anti-virus company, is on the run for killing another US citizen in a resort town, Belizean police said Monday. Police raided McAfee's mansion on Ambergris Caye, an island off the northeastern coast of Belize, late Sunday to question him about the murder of American Gregory Faull. But McAfee was nowhere to be found, said the head of the country's anti-organized crime brigade, Marco Vidal. Vidal told reporters that McAfee was wanted "for homicide."But McAfee told the US magazine Wired that he was in fact hiding on the property at the time, burying himself in the sand with a cardboard box over his head in order to breathe. "It was extraordinarily uncomfortable," he said. "But they will kill me if they find me." Asked about the shooting of his neighbor, McAfee said he knew "nothing" other than he had shot. The anti-virus pioneer even said he was worried that Faull's killers had actually been looking for him. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 5 at 1:20 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new report says about 61 percent of Facebook users have taken a break from the site for at least a few weeks for reasons that range from being busy to getting bombarded with "too much drama."

   A Pew survey released Tuesday says that of American adults who use the Internet, 67 percent are on Facebook, making it the dominant online social network in the country.

   But Facebook users come and go. One-fifth of Internet users who don't use Facebook say they have used it at one point.

   People's reasons for a Facebook break are varied, the top being too busy. Privacy and security concerns were low on the list. The study of 1,006 U.S. adults was done in December. It has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

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