Why I Deleted My Facebook Account

This. This is why.

Also this.

And this too.

Also this.

Oh, and let’s not forget this.

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons I’m deleting my Facebook account. Frankly, I’ve had enough of Facebook. Of everything about it. Of all their little tricks and games and lies and mean things and changes and petty bullshit. I realize that Mark Zuckerberg says that movie The Social Network (which I just watched last week because reasons) isn’t entirely accurate, but after doing a little research on my own about it, I’m going to say that the parts I found entirely offensive were accurate enough for me. For instance, Napster founder Sean Parker is indeed a shareholder and helped get the company off the ground. You know…Napster. The thing that made stealing music (that’s right…DOWNLOADING THINGS FOR FREE WITHOUT PERMISSION IS STEALING. I’ve ranted about this before.) convenient, popular and socially acceptable (meaning you didn’t feel like you were doing anything wrong/stealing)? Yeah. That. That guy is partially behind the workings of Facebook. And I don’t want to be associated with him in any way, shape or form.

Now they say that by using their site, you’re agreeing to be in ads whether you want to be or not.

Huh.

Okay. If that’s the way you boys want to play, you’re welcome to do that. This is America and it is a free country after all. Which means I’m free not to use your site for anything ever again.

You tell me I can go fuck myself, well…turnabout is fair play.

Facebook, go fuck yourself.

If you need me, I’ll be over on G+. I know, I know. But at this point, Google isn’t the lesser of two evils. It’s the good guy. When Google is “the good guy,” you know it’s bad. You can add me to your G+ circles here.

ETA: If you feel like joining me in my leave-taking, instructions on how to do that are here: http://www.techlicious.com/how-to/how-to-delete-your-facebook-account-permanently/