Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Long time readers of this blog will know that the only form of social media that I use, is this blog. That means I am not, and have never been on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. I have always viewed them as an engraved invitation to invasion of privacy and I consider Facebook in particular to be quite sinister. Recent events have certainly done nothing to alter that view.

For those who might want to leave Facebook, the process is actually not easy. However there are a number of tutorial videos that are available on YouTube.

A word of caution... I understand that some people store a lot of stuff on their Facebook account, some of which may be important or hold sentimental value etc. You should download a copy of all your data from Facebook before deleting your account. Once your account is actually deleted, as opposed to deactivated, everything that was on it will be gone and you won't be able to get it back. Also be aware that Facebook changed the procedures for account deletion in late 2017, so you will want to use a recent tutorial.

Good luck.


unreconstructed rebel said...

Anyone who does not believe that the Internet is a dangerous place to confide in needs to talk to John Podesta. I cannot imagine Facebook being able to plug this leak & continue making money by mining Big Data.

lannes said...

Zuckerberg gives "filthy rich" a bad name.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Zuckerberg gives "filthy rich" a bad name.

Indeed. I always thought, "How rich is too rich" was a question that a free society never asks. Now I'm not so sure.