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A lot to dislike about Facebook, but it doesn't keep users away: Survey

Published on Feb 3, 2014 11:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - There's a lot that users dislike about Facebook, but that hasn't kept people off the world's biggest social network.

A survey released on Monday found more than half of Americans who use Facebook are turned off by the notion that people are sharing too much information about themselves. Some 36 per cent said they "strongly dislike" this and another 25 per cent said they "dislike" the idea.

A similar percentage said they did not like the fact that they showed up in pictures without giving permission. And among users with children, nearly three in four objected to the posting of pictures of their children without permission, said the Pew Research Centre survey.

Yet the survey - released as Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary - suggests no slowing momentum for the network, which has more than 1.2 billion users worldwide.

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