Americans of all age groups abandoning Facebook

The Facebook craze that gave us Farmville and notes from “friends” about their breakfast and just about everything else may finally be ending.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds that a huge group of users, 61 percent, are taking breaks from Facebook up to “several weeks” long, and that virtually all age groups are decreasing their time on the social media site that recently flopped in its initial public offering of publicly traded stock. Most devastating: 38 percent of users aged 18-29, the focus of advertisers on the site, plan to slash their time on Facebook this year.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • cylde

    I unsubscribed because they were practicing political censorship, but found that the only way to comment at all on some sites was with a facebook account, so i was forced to sign on again to have any voice at all on places like the American Legion where i am a member no less. This power to censor is criminal in intent and intrinsically evil and freedom of expression must be protected especially on the internet. The left has virtually complete control of the rest of the public media. Can you still write a letter to your congressman ? Sure but it will be treated as junk mail or a form letter answer off topic will be returned.