Why I’m dumping Facebook

If you’re trying to find me on Facebook, better hurry. I’m killing my account. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time — the ratio of annoying to useful communication in it has grown and grown, so it was just a matter of ignoring it until I got around to deleting my account.

Well, I got hit with a forwarding scam – a nasty and somewhat offensive, but not that shocking (thank goodness) little drawing that got forwarded to my friends because I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing. Beyond the potential embarrassment, I’m just tired of leaving myself open to this kind of thing.

So, I’ll leave it up to see if anyone on my friends list contacts me about the follow-up warning message I sent, and then I’m pulling the plug for good. Interesting that I couldn’t find how to delete my account yet. Evidently I can deactivate the account, but that doesn’t take it offline. I’ll eventually find a way.

8 thoughts on “Why I’m dumping Facebook

  1. I found the “deactivation” option a little strange as well. Could you let me know when you figure out how to get it offline?

  2. Rick, I’m feeling you frustration. Yes, I got your forward. You’re not the only one that I got it from though. I did not forward it on to anyone else (at least I hope I didn’t).

    For the past couple of weeks I’ve been experiencing a growing aversion to a lot of “2.0” tools because of things like this. It feels like a few bad apples are ruining things for the rest of us.

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