(Note: I don’t know who the original artist was on this photo, but a Tineye Search turned up a ton of ‘em)
Update: You can block yourself from ever seeing facebook again by editing your /etc/hosts file and adding a series of URL’s to it. Here’s how.
I just committed Facebook Suicide.
Sadly, I won’t know if it was successful for two weeks because that’s the “cooling off period” that FB insists on. If I log in to Facebook via any means at all, I’ll be resurrected. This means if I visit a site that I’ve used FBConnect on and it uses that ID to give me access (to that non-FB site), I’ll be re-instated. It’s just so slippery and weird.
I love social media but Facebook is really creeping me out now and it’s time to leave.
Here’s my suicide note to my FB “friends”:
Hey there Facebook Peeps.
I’ve attempted this almost as many times as I’ve attempted to quit smoking, but after I searched for a clean and easy way to completely eradicate FB from my life and found that FaceBook has been systematically hunting down and killing sites that help you leave, I just think it’s time to move on.
I’ve found a few cool new apps like Path (http://www.path.com) and I’m using Instagram still (http://instagram.com) as well as blogging on my site (which is in dire need of a facelift) (http://lindsaydigital.com).
I love you all and I look forward to seeing you, my “friends”, in the real world soon. Let’s have dinner, OK?
Here’s some links:
- Instructions on how to extract yourself on LifeHacker: (even these guys have to post a disclaimer so they wouldn’t get attacked) http://lifehacker.com/5813506/how-to-delete-your-facebook-account
- Web2.0 Suicide Machine (Now rendered toothless) http://suicidemachine.org/ Don’t miss the C&D letter from Facebook!: http://suicidemachine.org/download/Web_2.0_Suicide_Machine.pdf
- Seppukkoo (http://REDACTED) – Also shut down by FB.
(Interesting note: Facebook won’t allow me to post the URL to seppukkoo so just put “www” and “.com” on either end.
Here’s how you can get ahold of me:
1812 Alice St.
Santa Cruz, CA