There’s been a lot of talk about Facebook Backlash lately. Honestly, they’ve gotten so big, so fast, and have such big aspirations that they had to slip up here and there. It certainly hasn’t affected their growth.

Now, I am obsessive about my privacy on Facebook, but I can’t delete or deactivate (there’s a difference) my account. I use it for marketing my own brand as well as my clients and, to be honest, it has put me back in touch with old friends. Okay, it’s put me in touch with some folks I could care less about, but mostly some old friends that I’m really thrilled to get to know again. In some cases, Facebook is how I communicate with friends and family. So I won’t be deleting or deactivating any time soon.

But if you’re fed up, are waiting for the amazingly funded diaspora, or just had it with social networking, you can join 12,000+ other folks and deactivate on May 31. Personally, I think 12,000 is just a drop in the bucket for Facebook. If you do quit, keep in mind what the folks at state:

Quitting Facebook isn’t easy. Facebook is engaging, enjoyable and quite frankly, addictive. Quitting something like Facebook is like quitting smoking. It’s hard to stay on the wagon long enough to actually change your habits. Having peer support helps, but the way to quit Facebook is not to start a group on Facebook about leaving Facebook.

It’s true you know. After all, it was someone on Facebook who alerted me to this.


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