Comments on: Goodbye Facebook https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:00:46 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42127 By: Bob https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115553 Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:05:15 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115553 Alternatively, you could use fake names and such. Hard to advertise to a person who doesn't exist, wouldn't you think?

@ethana2 You could join a facebook group for that, think.

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By: Francisco https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115429 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:46:03 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115429 Nice. Facebook censure people in many countries, and make a lot of money using private information. Facebook is not necessary to be in contact with friends and share life. I used it 2 months and deleted account.

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By: LostCrescendo https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115426 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 05:02:08 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115426 Would it be hypocritical for me share this on my Facebook feed?

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By: Goodbye Facebook « #!/bin/blog https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115364 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:24:47 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115364 [...] Aaron writes: “I get bombarded with game requests all the freaking time, and clearing them out is like cleaning spam out of your email inbox. Of all the old friends that I’ve gotten in touch with on the site, what has happened over the years? Nothing. So, what was the point?” [...]

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By: copec https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115343 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 22:58:58 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115343 I've only ever trafficked Facebook as much as I have to. I haven't put much of my private information on there, but I don't have to, you could make an A.I. of my wife based off all the information she has put up on there.

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By: Aoirthoir An Broc https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115342 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 16:54:16 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115342 Dude you really need to read "The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving". I read that many many years ago in the 80s. Or was it the 90s? Anyhoo, back then he talked about the onslaught of information and how so many folks tried to hide from it by keeping their information minimal. No my friend! The solution is MORE information about you.

By age 11 companies were sending him all sorts of requests, even calling his "business" because he had filled out all of those magazine advertising cards. He was a chef, an inspector, you name it. In one instance he even got a call from a company offering to show him how to clean up his contact list of bad prospects. Since he was only 11, HE offered to help THEM clear up THEIR prospect list.

Based on his sage advice I've been all over the place. You name it, I'll sign up for it. I had so much information out about me that finally I had to start using my Gaeilge name just so that when people googled, they would get the actual me.

Nevertheless, facebook is a pain. Martin Owen's statement about family getting irritated if you don't friend you ala "Stan friend your grandmother!" is growlingly true. But I found the solution. Sign up, eliminate crap from your wall you dont want like game requests. Then, never ever ever go back.

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By: Bruno Miguel https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115337 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 02:12:36 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115337 I once deleated my account on Facebook, in protest to the change of the terms of service. After they reversed that, and thanks to the constante personnal request of a friend, I created it again. Now, leaving Facebook for good is becoming a stronger option each day.

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By: Kim https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115336 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 00:15:03 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115336 And now I'm getting spam and shit replies from the rest of your facebook friends in my inbox. Thanks Aaron. You really could have just left facebook quietly and none of us would now be ridiculously irritated.

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By: iheartubuntu https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115335 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:27:43 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115335 Long story short... protect your privacy! Dont use store points or loyalty cards either!

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By: iheartubuntu https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115334 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:25:25 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115334 @Shelby - Personal data is going to be the new "gold" of the future. Companies already buying and selling your data. Google has already said they know who you are just by your searches. The info is worth serious bucks. With knowing that, you also need to be aware that insurance companies, cities, police, etc are buying your data to deny you services. Its already been documented and several court cases have popped up.

A woman needed surgery and was denied because her insurance company had proof from grocery stores of her purchases of alcoholic beverages. They claimed she drank too much, voiding her coverage. This is getting ridiculous now. Is this the world we live in? 1984?

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By: Paulo Neves https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115333 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:44:38 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115333 Did the same months ago. But I'm glad that didn't put any information there.

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By: sanderd17 https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115332 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 08:01:12 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115332 I deleted my fb account in september. I even can't return because I first set a temp email and a password that I don't remember.

Spread the word about stopping with FB!

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By: seren https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115331 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 07:41:58 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115331 Regarding the information posted on Facebook, don't think that the most important or relevant information is your mail or your phone number. What'is more important is your *social network*.

There is an incredible wealth of information that can be deduced from an absolutely empty account with many friends.

For example, 90% of your friends are in liberal leaning groups, there is a good chance that your are also left leaning.

Same things for religious views, average household revenue, etc...

For most deducted value, algorithms can be wrong, but what is important that "on average", it is pretty easy to profile who you are. And it is that kind of information that is relevant to marketer or insurance companies.

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By: Ivens https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115330 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 07:19:06 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115330 I did really like the post and somehow agree on the majority of the statements.But on the other hand, there are few things new.Everyone,with minimum IQ can easily imagine what the power social networks or media is ruining our lives.
Since the biggest corporations own the most famous papers,broadcasting TV's and so on we are seeing the whole World, like they want us to see and believe.In my opinion, this is more dangerous than deleting the social network account.I can live without Facebook.

As for the picture--->ABSOLUTELY TRUE

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By: Dennis https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115329 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:59:44 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115329 Check out joindiaspora.com friends. Alleviate your Facebook woes.

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By: Best Goodbye Facebook Post Yet. « Mack Diesel's Musings https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115328 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:30:31 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115328 [...] Aaron Toponce:  Goodbye Facebook [...]

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115327 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:24:59 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115327 @Anne- Having a blog doesn't tell people where I'm located. It doesn't display my postal address, family members or friends. It's not selling any of this information to advertisers. I am in control of my data, and no one can take that from me. I don't need to keep an eye on privacy settings to make sure my personal data is safe.

Then again, I understand that if you don't want it stolen, and someone masquerading around the planet as you, then don't volunteer that information to begin with. But then, what's the point of Facebook, if it's not for people to get in contact with you, and plan said real-life events?

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By: Anne https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115326 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 04:44:26 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115326 I understand your concerns but I'm not sure how having a blog is consistent with being concerned about privacy on facebook.

I use facebook to get in touch with friends to plan real-life events and to hear updates on news relevant to my life. I don't use the chat features and blocked all game/app requests long ago.

The biggest negative to FB in my opinion is that it can become a bit addictive. The only reason I would delete it at this point is if I felt like I was becoming obsessive and couldn't manage it any other way.

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By: Martin Owens https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115325 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 04:32:54 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115325 I tried to delete my account, but the backlash I got from my family... I basically became a black sheep over night because I was 'refusing to talk to anyone' which is frustrating because in my world they were refusing to read my blog or email me.

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By: technologyunit https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115324 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:37:30 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115324 There is a very big difference between directly responsible and indirectly responsible. Invasion of privacy and damaging and dangerous release of information.

However I too deactivated my facebook account last week and I am not going back.

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By: Me https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115323 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:31:47 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115323 @Shelby I guess you have never heard of identity theft. Having the info out there makes it easier. I personally never comprehend why someone would put all their personal info on a social website. To me the picture on this blog is kind of misleading since people willing put their info on Facebook and then he sells it. If Facebook was gathering my info without my consent like those companies like Axicom.

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By: Tengu https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115322 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:34:01 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115322 True words. Sometimes I think, that people may be divided on "bloggers" and "facebookers". Fb doesn't require any intellectual work, or reflection - just photos, funny links etc. And after all, surfing accounts in fb consume time just like watching TV.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115321 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:12:56 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115321 @NorbertEvenich- You're technically correct about private information. If I willingly give it to someone else, then it's not private. With that said, most people still find their telephone number to be private, as with their email address, postal address, medical records, school transcript, etc.

@Shelby- Do you really have to ask why this is troubling? I don't want more phone calls, junk mail, spam, door knockers, etc. The more corporations have information on me, the more they can target advertising for me, and learn who I am, what I'll purchase, and where I'll be at any given time. It's not about assassins shooting you in the middle of the street, it's about being left alone, and remaining secure with your identity. The more someone knows about you, the more they can imitate.

@ethana2- Good luck with that.

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By: ethana2 https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115320 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:06:22 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115320 I'm on Facebook because I think it's advantageous for my finding a spouse. Once I'm married, I might delete it. In the mean time, I can't afford to.

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By: Martin Wildam https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115319 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:34:41 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115319 Again, the privacy. Guess what: From that what I see from my friends on facebook, the world wouldn't either change if everybody would know that stuff.

Basically there is no really important information in Facebook.

If somebody would buy my e-mail address - well - plenty did before. All I get from it, is more or less finishing in the spam folder. So who cares.

Companies buying contact information for selling things to me do waste a lot of money. It would be far better to make good products and offer better web presence of the company providing better customer selfcare on their website. - Core issues for many companies.

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By: Shelby https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115318 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:20:51 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115318 Why are people as paranoid as they are about their information being put out there? Are you afraid of getting more phone calls, more spam e-mail, junk mail? What? Or, do you think they'll give your name and address to an assassin's guild? While I do value my privacy, I'm not nearly so paranoid about certain things getting out to corporations because, frankly, it's information that's readily available anyway. There are tons of sites where I could type in your e-mail if I found it and see everything you've ever posted on the internet. If I find out what your name is, I can find your address, phone number and pictures of you with ease. Your leaving Facebook does not change that. Are you going to leave the internet, now? Not like it matters, since the information gets on here anyway!

If you want to leave Facebook, do you think it matters to them or most people? No. I don't know why this is being shared everywhere.

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By: Tweets that mention Aaron Toponce : Goodbye Facebook -- Topsy.com https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115317 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:03:17 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115317 [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by toorghezi, Zuissi and Devilicus, László Torma. László Torma said: Aaron Toponce: Goodbye #Facebook http://goo.gl/Iy3c5 [...]

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By: iheartubuntu https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115316 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:59:41 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115316 Ive just done the same thing. My privacy is worth more than anything! One reason why I listen to Katherine Albrechts radio show. She also has a good book out called "spychips".

To completely delete your Facebook account, do a google search on "How to permanently delete your facebook account" and click the first link. It will take you to a Facebook page and there will be a "delete facebook account" link on the lefthand side.

Yay! I feel free!

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By: Norbert Evenich https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115315 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:58:16 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115315 The Zuckerberg bubble is a little false, because it's not private if it's on the internet, and I gave it to them. I deleted my account last November, for similar reasons. I started to use it as an RSS reader, and soon there were too much information. I wanted to cut back, and I realized I don't really need Facebook. I even wrote on my wall, that I quit, yet nobody bothered to answer. I'm a little angry at people that they act like Facebook is the center of the Universe, but I feel that 2011 will be the year of the information overload and many people will delete their Facebook, Twitter, etc. account.

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By: Greg https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115314 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:54:45 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115314 I'm so happy i never had an account 🙂

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By: kerobaros https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115313 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:33:58 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115313 Also deleted my account a month or so ago. Feels pretty great to me. Spread the word, brother; we don't need Facebook anymore.

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By: Christer Edwards https://pthree.org/2011/01/20/goodbye-facebook/#comment-115312 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:23:08 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1658#comment-115312 I deleted my account months ago and haven't looked back. As you've found, the world goes on.

Ohh, and I really like that picture!

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