People Leaving Facebook in Droves, Maybe you Should too?


Six weeks ago I finally left Facebook for good after trying to leave on numerous prior occasions. Facebook does you no favors in their multi-step deactivation process, obviously intended to frustrate you into staying. But since deactivating my account, productivity for me and traffic for this website is WAY UP!

I’ve also spent a lot less time pseudo “socializing” online, and more time doing actual socializing in “real time.”

And I’m not alone in leaving the social network.

According to the Daily Mail:

“Fearing for their privacy or perhaps just bored with using the site, 100,000 Britons are said to have deactivated their accounts last month. And Facebook fatigue seems to be catching. Six million logged off for good in the U.S. too, figures show.”

By Paul M. Banks

Facebook Backlash Growing; Letter to the Editor

Since print media is dying out, what will become of a good ol-fashioned strongly worded letter to the editor? Nowadays all articles and blog entries posted online have comment threads, so well written, cogently thought-out online comments have taken the place of those letters.

Of course, with that comes the comments from people who sounds like they’re wearing tin foil hats, of which this site seems to attract by the multitude. But this comment attached below is brilliant! It’s quite possibly my all-time favorite in the entire 3+ year history of the site.

It comes to us from Thomas Allen of thomasallenonline and it was posted on my essay detailing how people in the U.S., UK and Canada are leaving Facebook, why I quit for good, and why you should possibly consider doing the same

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