According to the report released by the Pew Research Center, two-thirds of Internet users are on social networking sites and a good number of them 63 percent have deleted “friends.”
And not only is defriending up from 2009 by 19 percent, but women and young adults are the ones hitting the “unfriend” button the most.
Sixty-seven per cent of women who maintain a social networking profile said they have deleted friends compared with 58 per cent of men.
When it comes to privacy, 58 per cent of social network users set their profile to private so that only friends can see it.
Nineteen per cent allow friends of friends to view their profile and 20 per cent keep their profile public.