Deleting my Facebook account is something I’ve toyed with for a long time. I don’t really use Facebook personally at all, and I’ve finally set up an uber-private account, with no ‘friends’ and maximum privacy settings solely to allow me to do various work related things – such as Facebook apps for clients (perpetuating the Facebook cycle?).
What has triggered this? Well not specifically the video below, but it did remind me about that thought that’s lingered in the back of my head for some time.
Is Facebook any worse than the rest of them (Twitter, Google, Microsoft et al), probably not much worse in the grand scheme of things.
Hilariously I can’t actually proceed with Facebook deletion right now. Why? Well the best form of selling stuff here in Phnom Penh is a Facebook Group called “Buy and Sell Phnom Penh”, and given that we’ll have a chunk of stuff to sell next month, I’m going to hold on to that utilitarian functionality until then.
Soon thereafter though.. I promise!
Really it’s either that or it’s time to just give in and start using it – and somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Perhaps it’s time to get involved with Diaspora?