QuitFacebookDay – Join to Help Yourself in Quitting Facebook
We are quitting Facebbok (QuitFacebookDay) is a website established in 31 May 2010 that helps you quit Facebook. If you agree that Facebook does not respect you, your personal data and the future of the web then by joining that website you agree to quit it for good. They can send you reminders about quitting Facebook as well. They teach you why it is best for you to quit Facebook. They give reasons and expose what is going on behind the scenes at Facebook HQ. More than 40,000 users have joined the protest against Facebook behavior towards user’s privacy.
They say that there are two important things: Fair choices and best intentions and Facebook does not do a good job in both areas. Facebook gives you choices about how to manage your data, but they don’t give you fair choices to manage it, and Facebook makes it very difficult for the average user to understand or manage those choices. They also think that Facebook has no respect for you or your data, in the context of the future. It is not only privacy, it is also about the future of the web which will not be safe with Facebook.
Quitting Facebook is not easy because its addictive, engaging, enjoyable and all your friends and family are using Facebook. Its like quitting smoking. Following are the strong points they discuss to make you realize about unethical behavior of Facebook.
- Facebook owns your data.
- If you do not keep your Facebook account up to date and accurate, they can terminate your account.
- Facebook terms of services are completely one-sided.
- Facebook CEO hacked into harvard crimson, so his unethical behavior is questionable from the beginning.
- Mark Zuckerberg says that age of privacy is over and people are more comfortable now to share more data with everybody. He himself is not serious about privacy issues.
- Facebook allows you to share personal information and then they make it public by telling developers how to access your data by using APIs.
- Facebook shares your private data with applications.
- Facebook makes it confusing when it comes to deleting your Facebook account. Deactivating your Facebook account and deleting your Facebook account are two different things. To delete your account and all your Facebook data proceed to this link and click delete my account button.
They suggest email, Twitter, Flickr, Ning and more as alternatives to Facebbok.
So if you intend to quit Facebook, go to the QuitFacebookDay and join them to help you quit the Facebook.
We believe that it all starts with the user’s own choice. Everybody should read about service he is going to use. Everybody should learn about any service that how it actually works, before its practical use. If user is making an intentional choice to share anything online then he knows what he is doing.
I bet despite of all the awareness and privacy risks, nobody wants to leave Facebook, even most of the committed subscribers at QuitFacebookDay.