Goodbye, Facebook

Volume 10, Issue 133; 27 Nov 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Blech.

It's a walled garden. They've got antisocial tendencies. And the privacy implications are just frightening.

Buh bye.

Comments

You know they don't actually delete any of your data when you 'deactivate' your account?

http://blogs.sun.com/alanbur/entry/how_to_leave_facebook

—Posted by Alan Burlison on 27 Nov 2007 @ 07:41 UTC #

Same reason I dumped LinkedIn - wonder if open social will help or hurt?

—Posted by jim hendler on 27 Nov 2007 @ 10:02 UTC #

Yes, I noticed that it was "deactivated" not "deleted". I haven't decided how hard I want to push on that.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 27 Nov 2007 @ 10:21 UTC #

LinkedIn, Facebook are only the current IT fashion, I think. I would like to have not just single mega-platform, but a set of tightly bounded services, like Revyu, in which I can use my own personal data smoothly via some agents or by hand, doesn't matter. More important for me is to have personal data which will independent from any systems and platforms.

For example, I plan to accumulate my review data on my desktop closely and publish some of them in my blog too. After that the Revyu service or something also like Amazon will can to aggregate that information.

—Posted by dulanov on 28 Nov 2007 @ 05:55 UTC #