I have been contemplating revoking my Facebook account for a while now but kept toying with the idea without committing myself to a final decision. I have, however, finally taken a decision on the matter and that is to “demolish” my account.
Some of the reasons for deleting my account are:
- Facebook’s incomprehensible need to control and save one’s profile information even when one decides to de-activate or delete ones profile. This excerpt is from Facebook’s FAQ “Facebook and Co. are going to hold all your information and pictures on their servers forever!”
- Facebook’s wayward security settings behavior and “Whether you like it or not” attitude that forces ones information to be shared with total strangers.
- © The deadening application updates on Facebook’s home page by hardcore applications supporters. FYI, some of these applications include automatic answers from psychos online psychics.
- © The irksome updates of people’s cat-fights that, they forget, do not concern some of their friends with better things on their minds.
The ability to connect with family members and friends on Facebook is refreshing. It is also cool to be able to share some information with friends but it is integral to identify the difference between sharing too much and sharing moderately enough.
I read about web 2.0 suicide machine that enables one to delete most of the social media information from the individual databases. Unfortunately, another article states that Facebook has blocked this suicide machine from accessing its server.
As to whether I will one day feel weak and get back on Facebook is unknown at this point. But it was a matter of discipline to get attached to it just as it is a matter of discipline to get unattached to it.