Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Social Media Suicide?

Ok, I admit that I got the following article after logging into twitter. This is from Time.com and the title is "How to Disappear from Facebook and Twitter." This kind of goes along with my previous post. But, then again, it does not. The article makes reference to a "suicide machine" which, in essence, scrubs your online identity from social media networks.
Since its Dec. 19 launch, Suicide Machine has assisted more than 1,000 virtual deaths, severing more than 80,500 friendships on Facebook and removing some 276,000 tweets from Twitter.

Once you hand over your log-in details and click Commit, the program will methodically delete your info — Twitter tweets, MySpace contacts, Facebook friends, LinkedIn connections — much like users could do manually. What remains is a brittle cyberskeleton: a profile with no data.
Now, don't worry. I'm not going anywhere (I think). I just thought it was kind of funny that I was talking about (trying) to take a little break from facebook and twitter, and then, this article comes along. Long Live Social Media!

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