Quit Facebook Day Fails To Spark Mass Exodus

Yesterday marked “Quit Facebook Day” thanks to a website which called on users to protest against the company for violating users’ trust and not providing sufficient privacy controls. The day came and went and the vast majority of users logged in to the site rather than deleting their accounts. While we can’t say that it wasn’t expected, the movement didn’t go unnoticed by mainstream media who took every opportunity to cover the event.

The timing of the “Quit Facebook Day” was what helped drive the media attention. For the past month Facebook has been the subject of intense scrutiny by the media, and even folks on Capital Hill who would like the company to be more transparent with their privacy system. Last week Facebook responded and so far the privacy advocates have been relatively silent.