This marks the 3rd time I’ve deactivated my Facebook account. The latest came as a result of Facebook resetting my privacy settings. This was the second time this has happened. I’m not the biggest Facebook fan to begin with; so there is no love loss for being not in Facebook. I would rather blog and tweet than work with Facebook. Just my personal preference.
By the way, over 30,000 Facebook users quit last week which constitutes to less than 1 percent of the total number of users. I don’t think Facebook misses me or any of the 30,000 who quit last week. Checkout the latest Facebook statistics.
- More than 400 million active users
- 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
- Average user has 130 friends
- People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook
Lastly before I sign out, I overheard someone talk over the weekend while posing for a camera, that the pics to be taken are going to be posted on Facebook. I remember not too long ago when MySpace was all the rage. There is an open-source project called Diaspora that’s focused on privacy. That might be worth checking out.