Miss Emily regrets

Posted on | May 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

… that she will not be logging onto Facebook today. MoveOn.org has an interesting drive aimed at improving Facebook’s privacy policy. I upgraded my privacy guarantee independently by today deleting my account. Those interested in this site’s updates, largely from the worlds of water and gardening, may elect to follow links on Twitter, or not. To those Facebook friends who found themselves deleted, it was nothing personal, which was precisely the problem. UPDATE: For MoveOn.org’s latest Facebook statement, click here.

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4 Responses to “Miss Emily regrets”

  1. David Zetland
    May 18th, 2010 @ 10:28 am

    Good move. Your friends may not notice, which should make you wonder about the meaning of the word. I’ve been tracking the privacy debacle for some time now.

    Oh, and make sure that delete doesn’t mean deactivate (“but keep all my data out there” 🙂

  2. EmilyGreen
    May 18th, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    You were the one who alerted me to the privacy issue. Many thanks. And it’s funny, I did deactivate and after exchanging e-mails with a friend was emboldened to delete it entirely. It felt great.

  3. Gayle
    May 18th, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    Easily the most motivational item I’ve read today! I look at today’s Facebook and strain to remember the clean, elegant functionality that was Facebook 5 years ago.

    Nothing lasts forever but in these times, nothing lasts even a few years it seems. Onward to thenextbigthing!

  4. David Zetland
    May 19th, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    There will be an open source social network soon. We’ll control the content and interface — like email — and exchange access links with others, using standard protocols. One interface will look like FB2005 🙂

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