10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account

1. Their Terms Of Service are horrid.  For one, they state that not only do they own your data, but that if you don’t keep it up to date and accurate, they maintain the disgression to terminate your account.

2. Facebook straight up declares a war on privacy. Now that they’ve introduced the Open Graph API, Facebook not only wants to know everything about you, and own your data, but they want to make it available to everybody. All stalkers are now on holiday.

3. Facebook is pulling a bait-and-switch. While they’re telling developers how to access your data with new APIs, they’re very quiet about explaining the implications of this to members. Facebook promotes having you hand out information you might not normally share, and then they make it fully public. As they’re in the business of monetizing your information for advertising, they essentially do their best to trick users to provide advertisers with as much information about them as possible.

4. Suckbook is a big bully. Pete Warden, an independent software developer, demonstrated how this bait-and-switch works and Facebook proceeded to sue him.

5. Even your private data is shared. All of your data is shared with applications that you install, meaning that you’re not only entrusting Facebook to keep your data secure, but also entrusting the application developers with your name, email, demographics, etc.

6. Facebook does not have adequate technical skills to be trusted. Their ‘Like’ button makes it easy for spammers to gain access to your feed and spam your social network. Also, accidently making user’s profiles completely public doesn’t help their cause either. Privacy protection is the opposite of their primary objectives.

7. Facebook makes it preposterously difficult to delete your account. In your account settings you are given the option to ‘deactivate’ your account, which as it turns out is not the same thing as deleting it. When deactivated, you can still be tagged in photos and be spammed by Facebook. Even when you delete your account, they make no promises of deleting your data.

8. Facebook doesn’t really support the Open Web. They claim that their Open Graph API is “open” but in fact it is 100% proprietary to Facebook. You cannot use this feature unless you’re logged into Facebook.

9. Its founder is unethical. Suckerberg has allegedly used Facebook user data to guess email passwords and read personal emails in order to discredit his rivals.

10. The actual ‘Product’ that Facebook provides blows chunks. Stupid farms and mafia wars. Annoying advertisements left and right, especially since Facebook when public. Compelling you to read your friend’s boring-ass posts. Uggg…

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Poor teenagers

94% of teenagers are on Facebook. That means 94% of teenagers are allowing Facebook to warp their identity and sense of what a real ‘friend’ is. Delete your Facebook account! Source

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Mark Zuckerberg is a hacker

To create Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg scraped student’s profiles (names, images, etc) from many university websites to get his network started. This is only one example of his unethical behavior. Why trust an evil hacker like Zuckerberg with personal information of you, your friends, and your family? Source

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Facebook: The Musical

I Hate Facebook. Even just hearing someone say the word ‘Facebook’. Nevertheless, this is my new ring tone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2JhpNbe2Io

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Facebook wants to predict your suicide

Facebook is giving information about its users to researchers at a suicide prevention group. The data involves anything that is posted recently on Facebook by an individual who kills themselves. The goal is to use this information to one day help friends, family and social media sites to spot warning signs leading up to the suicide. So….even if some tip-offs are successfully recognized, what actions should be allowed to stop the suspected individual from taking their own life? Is this another sick example of Facebok using our personal information? Or is Facebook actually doing good for once? Learn more

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Facebook Graph Search

Now is the time to close your Facebook account or at least review your privacy settings. Facebook Graph Search is their new attempt to let the world know everything about you. This “Social Search” makes it so that the content you share can appear in the search results, based on the information you have shared and the connections you have. They are just starting with four things now (People, Places, Photos and Interests), but will eventually expand to include all kinds of data people input into Facebook. More info

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10 reasons I hate Facebook

1. Lack of privacy. If they say they protect it, then why do they always ask for more and more of your information?

2. It’s a (fake) popularity contest.

3. They don’t include a ‘Dislike’ button.

4. My high school bully sent me a friend request 10 years later.

5. Someone posted and tagged that photo of me with my fly down.

6. People from work trying to befriend me.

7. Facebook’s creepy friend suggestions. Am I actually similar to these bozos?

8. Notification overload. I don’t log in for a week and return with 10,000 notifications.

9. The people that post the most often are the people that post the most mundane crap.

10. You can’t go one day without having to hear someone talk about Facebook.

 

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Why Facebook Sucks

This guy goes into a funny rant about why he hates Facebook. It includes that they should replace the ‘Poke’ button with a ‘Punch to the face’ button.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys6-DCotJt8

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Mark Cuban’s war against Facebook

Mark Cuban loves criticizing Facebook. Following claims that Facebook has alienated businesses by limiting their access to user’s news feeds, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks is calling the social media site a ‘Time Suck’. He continues to say that FB is for those who are too anxious to talk to the person beside them. Source

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Facebook: A medium for racists

The Jewish Agency for Israel had its Facebook page assaulted with anti-Semitic comments, including one that threatened a second Holocaust. Source

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Facebook makes it easy to spread homophobia

A New Jersey high school teacher resigns after making anti-gay remarks on Facebook. Lady, get off Facebook and get a life. Anybody have a similar unfortunate story? Source

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Facebook lands woman in jail

In the Philippines, an advocate against mining is sent to jail for a Facebook post she made over a year ago. The 62 year old ex-school teacher was charged with libel, for criticizing a mayor for breaking up an anti-mining meeting. The repercussions of Facebook knows no bounds… Source

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Facebook might allow children under 13 to join

Facebook is said to be about to lower the age limit on joining, in a bid to get more users. Source

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One-third of Facebook users are spending less time on the site than they were just six months ago, a new survey suggests

According to findings from a poll conducted among 1,032 Americans by Reuters and research firm Ipsos, 35% of Facebook users said they are less engaged on the social network than they have been in the recent past. Only 20% of members are spending more time on the site.

The study also found that four out of five Facebook members have never been influenced by ads run on the site. This indicates that marketing efforts that encourage Facebook users to buy products and services via the site may not be working.

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Facebook will ‘disappear by 2020′: analyst

“In five to eight years they are going to disappear in the way that Yahoo has disappeared,” Ironfire Capital founder Eric Jackson told the CNBC show Squawk on the Street.

“Yahoo is still making money, it’s still profitable, still has 13,000 employees working for it, but it’s 10 per cent of the value that it was at the height of 2000,” Jackson added. “For all intents and purposes, it’s disappeared.”

So how exactly does Jackson see Facebook’s power eroding by decade’s end? He says it will be the continued emergence of the mobile web — and Facebook’s struggle to adapt to that paradigm shift

Jackson sees Facebook as a member of the second of three generations of modern internet companies. The first generation, highlighted by businesses such as Google and Yahoo, served as portals that organized and aggregated the web’s wealth of information. The second generation, most notably Facebook, capitalised on an emerging social web.

The third generation is made up of companies whose sole goal is leveraging and monetising mobile users.

“When you look over these three generations, no matter how successful you are in one generation, you don’t seem to be able to translate that into success in the second generation, no matter how much money you have in the bank, no matter how many smart PhDs you have working for you,” Jackson says.

“Look at how Google has struggled moving into social, and I think Facebook is going to have the same kind of challenges moving into mobile.”

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