There’s been quite a bit in the news lately about Facebook and privacy. Facebook has 400 million active users. Yep, you read that right - four hundred million active users.
Bit by bit, as Facebook works to monetize (make money) off those users, it’s stripping away users’ privacy, exposing more and more of their information.
Some Facebook users are up in arms and pledging to leave Facebook. Recently on the site QuitFacebookDay.com, 11,000 people committed to quit Facebook. Clearly, 11,000 out of 400 million is a drop in an ocean, but the unrest seems to be growing.
Some people join Facebook to connect with family and friends. Some, like a lot of authors, join to promote themselves and their books. I’ve only been on a short time and am still trying to get the hang of it. Frankly, if I’d heard all the controversy about privacy, I might not have signed up. But it is another tool for writers to market themselves and their writing.
If you are one of the people unhappy with what you thought were your private information and pictures being used by Facebook to make money and you want to quit…how do you do that?
Here’s an article on CNN Tech that tells you exactly how to remove yourself from Facebook. The article by Elinor Mills is called “How to delete, deactivate your Facebook account.” It also explains the difference between deleting and deactivating an account and gives lots of links to find more information on the goings-on at Facebook.
Any of you upset with Facebook’s use of your private info?
6 months ago