Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A friend is deleting her Facebook account

"So I have decided to practice what I preach and delete my Facebook account.  The Cambridge Analytica story, which points to a strong involvement in data mining for the purpose of swaying the election for the Republican candidate, along with Facebook’s lack of concern for the privacy of its customers by doing essentially nothing about the data mining for over 2 years, has led me to this.  By the way, Facebook’s value dropped by $35 billion after the story broke, so people are paying attention.  If things change for the better any time soon, I’ll be back.  In the meantime you can find me on Twitter, or you can PM me and I’ll give you my contact info.  I will delete my account on Saturday morning.  Of course, I will go into Facebook purgatory for a while, because it takes up to a year for an account to be permanently deleted.  It’s been great fun staying in touch with so many of you.  Please consider taking action of some kind for yourself.  We have to take back our country!  #resist"

Should we follow her lead?


Bonnie Jacobs said...

This may be of interest to some of us ~ "How to delete your private Facebook data without deleting your account"

Ginnie said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my entry about Dickens. Your opinion means a lot to me.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Facebook is a tough one for me to leave even though in theory I want to. I use it to connect to my classmates for our high school reunions, which I organize, and I've recently discovered an amazing professional group that has helped me with my job. I can't stand all the other crap on it though (excuse my language). It seems to have become all memes and frustrating news.