12 Facts About Privacy on Social Networks
The existence of social networks was still making its users maintain their privacy. Moreover, the current social networking a gathering place for a variety of characters, whether they liked, which also tend to be annoying.
Based on a survey by the Pew Research Center, shows that social networking users will also be careful and watch closely to social networks do not impose their image. Moreover, as many as two-thirds of Internet users are users of social networking.
Citing Mashable, this record of social networking users maintain their privacy in the numbers. The survey was conducted on 26 to May 22, 2011, with a total of 2277 respondents over the age of 18 years.
A. As many as 11 percent of social networking users admitted to regret posting anything on social networking.
2. As many as 15 percent of men admitted to regret posting something on social networks, while only 8 percent of women.
3. In 2009, there were 30 percent of respondents who took off in the tag-tag photos by someone. Whereas in 2011 rose to 37 percent.
4. In 2011, 36 percent admitted to delete comments. Whereas in 2011 this figure increased to 44 percent.
5. In 2009, as many as 56 percent of respondents said they never remove someone from your friends list. This figure then rose to 63 percent in 2011.
6. As many as 26 percent of men and 14 percent of women to the public to share their social networking accounts.
7. As many as 23 percent of the men to account semi-private setting, and women as much as 16 percent.
8. As many as 48 percent of the men closed in and choose the option of private social networks, whereas women reached 67 percent.
9. The survey noted that 70 percent of younger respondents (18-29 years), never remove a friend from friends list. While the age of 30-49 years about 63 percent, about 56 percent aged 50-64 and over 65 years around 41 percent.
10. As many as 55 percent of young respondents (18-29 years) admitted to delete comments made by others in the profile. For similar action, only by 40 per cent of respondents aged 30-49 years, 35 percent of respondents 50-64 years old, and 25 percent over 65 years.
11. As many as 49 percent of respondents aged 18-29 years admitted to removing photo tag. Whereas for the same action, performed 37 percent of respondents aged 30-49, 22 percent aged 50-64 years old, and 17 percent of respondents over the age of 65 years.
12. The survey also showed that the privacy settings on social networking is considered easy to do. This proves that privacy is important to the users of social networking. The privacy setting is considered very easy to do as much as 49 percent, which is quite easy to assume 30 percent, 16 percent said it is difficult, a tough call as much as 2 percent, 2 percent did not know, and who do not use privacy settings as much as 1 percent.