Christa Byker, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, is among those turning their backs to Facebook.com for Lent, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported.
Byker, who is from Virginia Beach, said she used to spend at least a half-hour each day on the social networking site. Facebook reported that more than half its 64 million active users visit daily.
Despite the trend, Facebook has not seen a drop in active accounts during Lent, said Malorie Lucich, a spokeswoman for the site.
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