Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Facebook?

No more.

I read this tonight, and you know what? I'm sick of this bullshit.

Every time I turn around someone is mining that place for email addresses, stealing photos, profiling based on owned books and movies, trying to contact people who want nothing to do with them... and now I have to worry about people "checking me in" to tell the world where I am, even if I'm really not?

Fuck you, Facebook. Fuck you, and your invasive apps and third party cookies and soul-less selling of every byte of information you can steal from people who are just trying to socialize.

My account is hereby deactivated. I'd have deleted it, but they apparently don't allow that - probably can't understand why anyone wouldn't want their wondrous service.

Should also note: purged all personal data that I could, removed all friends, unliked everything, removed all apps, and so on. If you were unfriended and wondering why, it's nothing on you.

2 comments:

  1. Kudos to you!

    I've never joined Facebook or Myspace or any of those simply because 1) I'm kinda old-fashioned in the fact that I don't trust them 2)I don't have thousands of pseudo-friends and really don't want them and 3) I really don't feel like telling the world too much about myself anyway, as if I thought anyone would care. I mean really, who wants to read Twitters about how I just went to the mall and bought a pair of shoes?

    I'm glad to hear you're severing yourself from The Collective! Resistance IS NOT futile! DO NOT be assimilated!

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  2. To be fair, I resisted Facebook for years. Didn't remember to log in once a month even.

    Only had four friends: A guy who used to be a friend but hasn't been able to be bothered to speak to me at all this year, Fry1969, 'Joe Infantry' - the personification of a web site about said section of the US Military, and a guy by the name of Max Sec, an Israeli PMC/PSC and trainer.

    Nobody ever spoke to me on the goddamned thing, and I generally prefer contact in at least somewhat more private venues like email or at least blog comments.

    So while I won't be missing it, removing it did sort of feel like I was abandoning the social side of me.

    Twitter I won't go near, but once upon a time FB sounded interesting.

    Until I remembered I have no friends, anyway. Then combined with the privacy issues it just got to be less and less worth it.

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