April 27, 2010 2 Comments
For a while I have been very uneasy with Facebook’s privacy policies (as well as ownership policies for uploaded photos and the like), like a number of people I was very surprised by how much access to my data applications run by my friends had, data that I had marked as private and only available to friends. So a month ago I deactivated my account. In the event it turns out that I was not the only one, the recent privacy changes (which left Mollie Wood miffed) caused a number of others to leave too.
I did leave a message for Facebook when I deactivated my account, but I doubt Mark Zuckerburg will read it. Frankly I think he needs to, Facebook is built on users, they are fickle and will desert you when something better comes along.
I have not yet deleted my Facebook account, but I will if I don’t feel the need to use it in the next few months.