Teenagers deleting all but their latest post on Facebook

I'd seen this before and wanted to save it:

Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook

It describes some interesting online behavior in teenagers and other groups, including:

  • deactivating their accounts as a kind of "super-logoff" (putting the user in control of their online interactions)
  • deleting posts and comments as a kind of "inbox zero" that limits the exposed surface area (averting jealousy and various kinds of attacks)
With this it's important to note that on Facebook, as in many places, the delete functionality doesn't mean the data isn't kept. What interests me is that these teens had further reasons for their cautious actions.