'Unfriending' on the Rise Among Social Network Users

February 24, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 4:51 PM EDT

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'Unfriending' on the Rise Among Social Network Users

February 24, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 4:51 PM EDT

More social network users are unfriending people on their contact list.

According to a new report by Pew Internet and American Life Project, those numbers have increased over the past three years. 

Sixty-three percent of people admit to pruning their online friends list, up from 56 percent in 2009.

The study shows that women and young adults are most likely to unfriend someone. 

For the full study, please visit http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2012/PIP_Privacy_management_on_social_media_sites_022412.pdf