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“Thousands” are leaving social networks

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Perhaps it is now, in 2006, that the first generation of users who voluntarily refuse to use social media because they have become too popular characters there.
At first glance, this may seem strange.Ordinary users. MySpace , Livejournal and other social networks go to great lengths to increase their popularity and number of followers – for them, it’s the measure of success. Turns out, it’s not for everyone. Too many readers can discourage some diary owners because they didn’t originally count on that kind of publicity.
Excessive popularity can lead to meaningless noise in comments instead of interesting conversation – dozens of one- or two-word lines, which is very annoying to the author. In addition, spam can appear there as well.
The most popular blogs have already begun to attract the attention of spammers. Spamming on MySpaceuses the "friending" feature, i.e., mailings inviting people to join the ranks of their friends. The difference is that instead of a friendly message such mailings contain advertising. Programs for mass automatic mailings of this kind have already been created and are successfully sold at prices starting at $20, for example, FriendBot.com. and FriendAdder.com.
According to Nielsen/NetRatings statistics, the two largest U.S. social networks MySpace and Facebook lost some of its audience in September. The number of unique visitors to MySpace in August-September decreased by 4% (from 49.2 to 47.2 million), and Facebook lost 12% (from 8.9 to 7.8 million). Analysts believe that these are normal seasonal fluctuations. For example, last September there was a similar situation – teenagers go to school and spend less time on online entertainment. However, against the backdrop of seasonal fluctuations another, more important trend may be unnoticeable – the withdrawal of users.
Neither MySpace nor Facebook disclose information about how many users have deleted accounts recently, as well as how many of them were "millennials" – people with more than a thousand followers.
Old-time users are often unhappy that "their native service" is becoming too popular and attracting millions of neophytes. For example, nearly 3, 000 Facebook old-timers have signed an official petition asking them to limit the influx of new users by allowing only students to join.
Some users leave social media because they lose control of private information. Any stranger can find out your entire background online in a matter of minutes. Privacy completely disappears, and the only way to help here is to delete the account completely.

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