I’m not deleting my Facebook – not yet, anyway. I have too many friends who use FB exclusively, and a large number who choose to comment on my blogposts via Facebook Wall Postings rather than on my blog itself.
However I am paring-away as much information as I can from my Facebook page, moving towards a “it’s only on there if it is insanely well known”; I am also “unliking” all the pages I liked, and deleting applications. No games, no pokes, maybe a few event invitations, but that’s about all I will be using.
Why? Well, read the following for the answers:
- http://www.rocket.ly/home/2010/4/26/top-ten-reasons-you-should-quit-facebook.html ← read this if you read no others
…and most especially:
- http://www.eff.org/press/archives/2010/05/03 ← this one’s nasty, too
I feel that FB are eating themselves, trying to become what AOL failed to achieve by locking people into the stack – not so much being a cloud as a Ma-Bell global utility, but without the regulation.
Fie on them – this is the Internet, they can be a channel to my blog, or they can go screw themselves.