QUITTING FACEBOOK

facebook-iconBecause of the bullying that sometimes goes on at Facebook.com as well as concerns about privacy, 57 percent of parents said they’d like to ban its use at home, according to an online poll by the editor of PC Magazine. But getting off Facebook isn’t just a matter of deactivating your account. As soon as you log on again to look at something, your account is reactivated.

You might also want to delete your account because of Facebook’s new privacy policy. Under the old rules, if you listed “cars” as one of your interests, only your friends would know that. Now your name is on a list of all car fans, a list that marketers can explore and exploit. We picked cars as an example; you could have plenty of other interests you would rather not share with the whole world. You can delete a Facebook account permanently at  tinyurl.com/deletefb.

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