Women More Likely to Unfriend

They're also a lot more cautious with their content
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Women More Likely to Unfriend
Women are more likely to unfriend you online according to a recent study.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Women are the less fair sex when it comes to social networking. Ladies are a little more likely to delete friends on sites like Facebook and Twitter than gentlemen are, and a lot more likely to keep their pages private, reports AFP. A Pew Research Center study found that 67% of women say they've deleted friends compared to 58% of men, and women are 19% more likely to set their profile to private.

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The study says that deleting friends is more common than it was in 2009, up from 56% of people who maintain profiles to 63% last year. However, 67% of women said they've clicked "remove" compared to 58% of men. Almost six out of 10 users keep their profiles set so only friends can see it, and two out of 10 let the world in. Only 11% of those surveyed said they posted a status update, comment, photo, or video they later wished they hadn't, but perhaps unsurprising to some, men are almost twice as likely to do so. (Read more social networking stories.)

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