The anti-social network: Life without Facebook | Social Media, Communications and Creativity |

A bad breakup: Nothing can be as emotionally tumultuous for a young heart.

Except maybe finding out via your Facebook newsfeed that your college ex is dating someone from your fraternity.


That was the defining moment that eventually led Brolin Walters, 24, to ultimately break up with something else: Facebook.


"I didn't want to see what was going on with them," said Walters. "So I deactivated my account."


With a website that boasts 901 million active users and is launching an IPO on Friday, it seems unlikely that once you get on Facebook, you'd ever leave. But deactivating from the social networking site is not that unusual. Close to half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll.


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Via Martin Gysler