Goodbye, Facebook

On the eve of Facebook’s IPO, I decided to have my account deleted and remove myself from it. So far, I feel wonderful.  I’ve been toying with this idea for a long time, and I finally decided to do it.

I chose to do this for several reasons:

  • Privacy. With the Facebook tracking that permeates our lives, I got too fed up. I really don’t want them knowing everything about me, as I’m not sure that I can trust them with all that data.
  • Arguments. I couldn’t stop myself from getting into arguments with people over politics and religion. It was pointless, and I spent way too much time doing it.
  • Now I’m cool. I quite Facebook before it was cool to quit Facebook. Neener.

Besides, if anyone cares about me, they can seek me out here. So, to all my friends and family who find this (you know who you are), gimme a shout in the comments.

About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is the Application Security Engineer at a cyber security research and development firm. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. His varied background, from web developer to search engine optimizer to security professional, has helped him build a wide range of skills that help those with whom he works and teaches.
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