Trying to quit Facebook

It is scary as it is that Facebook applications know EVERYTHING about me. Now when websites can access Facebook through developer friendly APIs – in effect making them Facebook applications – I really should at least deactivate my account.

If I had any character whatsoever I would do it. But I guess that – and half a billion users – is exactly what is the problem.

Six reasons to hate Facebook’s new anti-privacy system, “Connections”http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/04/six-reasons-to-hate.html

Is the New Facebook a Deal With the Devil?
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_centralization.php

Bizarro identity
http://www.buzzmachine.com/2010/04/22/bizarro-identity/

Privacy issues? Google engineers leaving Facebook in droves
http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/04/23/privacy-issues-google-engineers-leaving-facebook-in-droves/

Diaspora Project: Building the Anti-Facebook
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/diaspora_project_building_the_anti-facebook.php

Facebook Open Graph: The Definitive Guide For Publishers, Users and Competitors http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_open_graph_the_definitive_guide_for_publishers_users_and_competitors.php

To Facebook the answer must be no
http://www.scripting.com/stories/2010/04/21/toFacebookTheAnswerMustBeN.html

Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook
http://www.rocket.ly/home/2010/4/26/top-ten-reasons-you-should-quit-facebook.html

What Private Facebook Information Your Friends Can Publish http://smarterware.org/5818/what-private-facebook-information-your-friends-can-publish

How to Delete Facebook Applications (and Why You Should)
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_to_delete_facebook_applications_and_why_you_should.php

What Facebook Quizzes Know About You http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/what_facebook_quizzes_know_about_you.php

Criticism of Facebook
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook





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  1. Jag gick en gång i fällan och registrerade mig på en s.k. god väns inrådan. Efter två minuters facebookande avreggade jag mig men det är tydligen omöjligt att helt gå ur – lite som med munherpes.

  2. Internets munherpes 🙂

    Det är den mest beskrivande och mångfacetterade bild av Facebook jag kan tänka mig! Fler förslag?

  3. what about google ads? They are tracking us for a long time already.

  4. For some reason Google ads have never bothered me. And I’m still on Facebook. I guess I have given up on this privacy thing.

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