In a weak moment several years ago I let a friend talk me into signing up for Facebook. After a few days I realized that Facebook was like the high-school social whirl; petty, childish and shallow. As a consequence I did very little with my account.
Recently, there have been much news of Facebooks poor control of members information. Just Google “Facebook Privacy” and you’ll get over 2,000,000 hits regarding the problem. It is scary and I feel sad for so many people who are deeply involved in Facebook. Maybe they don’t care about privacy…
For a good summary, go to this link. May 31st has been designated Quit Facebook Day and you can learn how to delete your account here.
As a follow-on, Facebook is now deleting people’s posts (on FB) concerning privacy and links to the page (above) concerning how to delete your account.
It’s up to you, but you won’t be finding me on Facebook.
Wonderful article, Tom! Mine was deactivated some months ago only because I couldn’t then find a way to permanently delete it. Perhaps that’s a recent addition.
I totally agree with your “…high-school social whirl; petty, childish and shallow” assessment.
Never had an account and don’t plan on getting one…guess I have more things to do!