‘Quit Facebook Day’ Calls For Mass Deletion Over New Privacy Issues

May 16, 2010


13 Responses to “‘Quit Facebook Day’ Calls For Mass Deletion Over New Privacy Issues”

  1. Oscar on May 16th, 2010 6:03 pm

    1,5111 people, huh?

  2. BP on May 16th, 2010 6:37 pm

    “So far, 1, 5111 people have signed up with a pledge to delete on May 31.”

    Do you mean, “15,111″ or “1,511″ people? The current placement of the comma makes no sense–but makes a huge difference.

  3. Drill Palin Baby on May 16th, 2010 7:00 pm

    They had the comma in the right place as far as I can see.,

  4. Gorth on May 16th, 2010 7:12 pm

    Well I will be one person who will not be participating in Quit Facebook Day. I already did. Sorry.

  5. Steve Goltz on May 16th, 2010 8:01 pm

    I would join, but already quit about 1.5 years ago due to privacy concerns then. From what I’ve read, it’s only worsened.

  6. Pam on May 16th, 2010 10:34 pm

    I already did. I got tired of being targeted because of my age. It is depressing to look at ads for retirement homes, “last expenses”, Crestor, urinary incontinence items, wheel chairs, back remedies and so on. A day on Facebook and I’m ready to dig a grave and fall in. If I ever go back I’m going to lie about my age and say I am 21.

  7. john Donne on May 16th, 2010 10:52 pm

    Whether Facebook, email, snail mail, sms or telephone, I’m convinced that I’m open to surveillance. My option is to use them minimally, and keep my fingers crossed or avoid them altogether.
    Watch TV, read magazines and expose yourself to cocktails of truth, lies and propagandas, from government, and non-government organisations, all hell-bent on making suckers out of you. And squander your time, each moment of which is a part of your precious life, indulging in trivia. And let your hard-earned money go down the drain buying things most of which you don’t need. Meet many people, and make a monkey of yourself.
    I know what you are saying: here goes a misanthrope. I decided to be one to keep my peace, and do my heart’s desire.

  8. Jerry on May 16th, 2010 11:10 pm

    Whoever thinks they can trust anything on the internet should have their head examine. The internet is a great tool, but use it with caution.

  9. Hard Tymes on May 16th, 2010 11:28 pm

    This is what I posted on my wall.
    1st Part:Gawd! Everybody on the ol’net is
    goin stark ravin’ ape shit on this privacy idea! “They” want to get rid
    of National Prayer Day, same sex marriage is killing heterosexual
    marriage!?, & now the idiots are calling for a “Quit Facebook
    2ND PART!
    have no where else to go!}
    I’m quite happy right where I’m at! Thank You Very Much!
    Hard Tymes ~~ {dot com}

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  11. olivia on May 17th, 2010 11:40 am

    Hard Tymes – That was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read. Don’t worry about deleting anything. Nuts like you probably should be monitored. Especially if you think the Quit Facebook Day is some kind of Liberal conspiracy spanning National Prayer Day to gay marriage. Either you are that paranoid, or that much of an idiot.

  12. olivia on May 17th, 2010 11:43 am

    BP – Thanks for pointing out the typo. The correct figure is 1,511, but the number has since changed to 2,847.

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