Saturday, May 15, 2010

Delete Facebook Account

About 18 months ago, MySpace became the HulaHoop of the digital age: eclipsed by Facebook and LinkedIn. Facebook now boasts 400+ Million users! But there's trouble brewing in social-networkingland...

Looking to delete your Facebook account? You're not alone! Search Engine Land reported earlier this week that topics relating to Facebook account deletion were showing up on the suggestions that Google makes when you type in “How Do I” or “Delete.” By Friday morning, “how do i delete my facebook account” was the first suggestion when a user started typing the common query “How do I” into Google.

To begin the Facebook account deletion process: do not try to login to your Facebook account; you may want to clear your browser cache and delete your cookies so that you don't login inadvertently. Click the link below and follow the instructions OR bookmark this page for future reference.

Delete Your Facebook Account

WARNING!!! FB does NOT make it straightforward and easy to delete your account. Here, we look at how to deactivate as well as delete a Facebook account – and the difference between the two.

From Helium:

There's a report in the weekend edition of the Albany Times Union newspaper about a fellow named Steve Valente and his facebook pictures. The pictures caused a stir in the community. "I was in college then and I've grown up a lot since then," Valente, 23, told the newspaper. He said most of the pictures were from his freshman or sophomore years at the university. "I didn't feel it was appropriate to go back and edit my postings," Valente said.

One part of the Times Union article is definitely FALSE
Anything put online will follow a person forever, said Penny Perkins, a communications professor at The Sage Colleges, who teaches about social networking.

"This is your personal brand, your reputation," Perkins said. "I wouldn't post anything I wouldn't be happy to see on a billboard on 787."

Many people, she said, don't understand that Internet postings are always out there. She pointed to deleted items on such sites as, which tracks web postings since 1995.
That's BS! The Net CAN indeed be "wiped clean" -
One of my blogs was deleted last year: you can't find it ANYWHERE! You can also peruse the case of Mai Shiozaki, whose images are just now beginning to resurface on the web. Funny thing though: Shiozaki IS on Facebook!

Read the entire acticle about Steve Valente from Averill Park.

Here's another "avenue of deletion" recommended by another blogger

Notsojolly Roger says : "Go Facebook if you like and built your own prison cell, call the other inmates 'friends' and enjoy a sad but safe virtual life..."

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  1. Why bother deleting your FB when all you can do is not to reveal private info if you're scared of privacy risks. People are so bothered about privacy then join a social networking site such as Facebook and post everything ---birthday, address, etc. , job updates, and then complain the site does not respect their privacy. Why bother joining in the first place anyway? Or if concerned about privacy, why do post private info.....and photos that can malign their character? People complain and complain about everything when the root of their complaints is their involvement with it.

  2. Well said, Bing! I couldn't agree more. Problem is some people are ignorant of how FB works. Others have no idea how to set and maintain privacy levels.

  3. A simple way to delete your facebook account is to go to this url :

    I didn't tried but it seems to work


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