10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account

You name your post 10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account and not am I going to click, I’m probably going to link to it, too! Click through for back up to all the bullet points. #9 is pretty important, and #4 and #1 are funny. Does anyone know what % of internet users AOL had at it’s peak and how that compares to the 400 Million accounts Facebook has right now?

10. Facebook’s Terms Of Service are completely one-sided.
9. Facebook’s CEO has a documented history of unethical behavior.
8. Facebook has flat out declared war on privacy.
7. Facebook is pulling a classic bait-and-switch.
6. Facebook is a bully.
5. Even your private data is shared with applications.
4. Facebook is not technically competent enough to be trusted.
3. Facebook makes it incredibly difficult to truly delete your account.
2. Facebook doesn’t (really) support the Open Web.
1. The Facebook application itself sucks.

10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account

9 thoughts on “10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account

  1. Nice post! I’m curious about what other options/alternatives that exist online that provide the free social networking experience WITH good ethical practices?
    A couple more reasons I would provide are:
    1- Facebook turns your life into advertising
    2- Facebook has no sustainable/green initiatives
    3- I don’t understand what the word facebook means
    4- I’m not aware of any way that Facebook is giving back from the massive earnings those 400 million accounts help to generate
    5- Facebook is addictive (def: addiction “persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful”)and thus bad for your health.
    Thanks for making us think as always Aaron 🙂

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  2. aaron cohen says:

    I think that’s kind of the issue. Facebook can do whatever they want because there isn’t really an alternative. Regarding your additional reasons, 1) Yes, though I would phrase it as monetizing your life. 2) Not sure this can really be expected from a company that’s mostly online. I’d be surprised if they didn’t have some power reduction initiatives for their data centers. 3) Agreed. 4) They don’t really earn that much, but what they do, they have no intention of sharing. 5) Look inward.

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  3. Jack says:

    I still have my “face book” from my freshman year in college: a collection of headshots, not unlike a high school yearbook, sent by us incoming freshmen, so that we might recognize each other. Zuckerberg et al. essentially took the idea and ran with it digitally.

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  4. the only reason u can’t delete it is 1. you might accidentally press it, 2.u might want to go back on. and the whole addiction thing isn’t real wud u call an addict if u enjoy socializing with people. don’t think so

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