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A farewell to Facebook

Actually, on second thought, this isn’t a farewell. There is no goodwill on either side of this bitter parting. Facebook doesn’t care about my privacy or consent, and I don’t care about their shady and anti-competitive profiteering. It’s over between us.

So, here’s what I did:

  1. made a list of all of my connections on Facebook (via copy and paste from a browser window)
  2. confirmed that I have alternate contact information for all of them, either by email or other social media
  3. deleted all of my photo albums
  4. deleted all of the information from all sections of my profile
  5. removed all applications
  6. deleted everything under “My Links”
  7. deleted all of my notes (this was tedious, as my blog was syndicated there)
  8. followed the WikiHow instructions to delete my account

Obviously, I can’t really control whether they hold onto my data in spite of this. This should provide a clear statement of intent on my part, though, if it comes up in future shenanigans.


Written by Matt Zimmerman

May 16, 2010 at 12:52

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