According to the group's homepage, only 34,000 users vowed to "quit Facebook" -- and remember, committing to quit and actually quitting aren't the same thing.
While the debate over Facebook and privacy is far from over, those concerns are trumped by the utility of the actual service. At least for now.
Yesterday, we asked readers if they were going to quit Facebook. After more than 10,000 votes, nearly 63.73 percent of readers (6,593 combined votes) said that they would not be quitting Facebook. Another 25.57 percent (2,645 votes) said that they were going to quit Facebook and 10.7 percent (1,107 votes) said that they didn't have a Facebook account.
Now, our poll was far from scientific, but it does offer some anecdotal food for thought. What we've been hearing from readers over the last few months isn't that privacy concerns or fears are unwarranted -- Facebook users do seem to be uneasy with some of the changes to the service and its growing reach -- but that the service itself is ultimately too important as a way of communication to give up.
The long-term impact of the latestprivacy control updates remain to be seen but it looks Facebook has emerged from this round of privacy warfare relatively unscathed -- at least for now.
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