Thursday, June 24, 2010

Why I committed "Facebook suicide"

  • Giving my personal details away so others can make money by advertising to me doesn't seem a good trade-off to me.
  • I found myself spending too much time trying to figure out the always-changing privacy options to make sure that I didn't accidentally share too much.
  • So much time and effort spent blocking FarmVille and other distractions. (Do they really have more than 1% of the world population on that thing?!)
  • I prefer spending time with people in the real world: meals out in restaurants, a glass of wine at a pavement cafe, a few guys meeting over a beer one evening every couple of weeks, strolling through the park or sitting in the shade and watching the world go by.
  • Some of the comments towards the end of Emma Justice's article struck a chord with me.
  • It's not that I subscribe to the conspiracy theories, but it does make you think!
  • All in all, there were just too many concerns to evaluate: my life is busy enough without having to keep on top of them!
Some tips on how to delete your Facebook account here and here.