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Deactivated My Facebook Account!

I finally listened to my better judgment and deactivated my Facebook account. For almost 2 years I have been posting articles and commentary/correspondence on a range of issues: Water Fluoridation, GMO foods, Ron Paul, UCC, vaccinations, etc. to absolutely no avail. I am certain that my account has been defriended by many and avoided by many more. Neither family or friends wish to discuss these pressing and important issues and the only time I actually got any response is when I would post something about family (non-controversial issues).

I have grown weary of trying to educate and provide information to those I love and those I've known my entire life. I feel my time is better spent at the Daily Paul or writing about issues to a wider audience, i.e. local newspaper/publisher. I actually feel liberated in this decision and quite frankly do not feel that I'll be missed that much. It felt as though my posts were causing more harm than good by the lack of response or further inquiry from those connected with me.

I wanted to share this with all of you and let those who are debating doing the same thing to consider it if it feels right.

Peace and Love first.

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I see this as a trend..

more and more people are deactivating. I dont know how to permanently delete it but I would if I could.

Facebook is flat out creepy. The amount of information it wants to know about us is too much. The map is what finally sealed the deal for me. How do I know Facebook isn't tracking my whereabouts?

I dont miss it.. and it honestly wasnt contributing anything positive other than saying hi and seeing photos.

I joined Pinterest and Instagram. Less politics. More art.

Its my personal belief that social networking is going to continue to splinter. Im an artist.. so the things that interest me are better elsewhere. Tumblr is a cool site too.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Facebook owns Instagram now

Facebook owns Instagram now


but the difference there is that you dont have to fork over every bit of information about yourself to join. Facebook bought it for $1B!!!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

how do you delete it?

Thank you for your responses!

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jrd3820's picture

I deleted mine

Way back in 2008 and have not looked back since!

Best decision you will ever

Best decision you will ever make.

Southern Agrarian

Delete it

I already did dont deactivate, delete it

me too!

I deactivated my account about a week ago. As such, my productivity shot through the roof! Granted, I am an academic (don't ask how I got here and am still freedom-loving), and it really has allowed me to get a lot more done on my research (finishing up the highest alphabet soup lettering out front of ze name in mathematics). academia is insanity (for those not in it), but I do what I can to encourage free-thinking and independent thought and to be a problem-solver -- which is really what mathematicians do more so than anything else.

I encourage you to look into DIASPORA*. DIASPORA* is a social networking platform that is open-source (designed and developed by the community members for FREE). It's set up to be decentralized, and best yet, you own the data that you post, and you have very specific ways of choosing precisely who gets to see what!

I'm in academia too

...I had students that friended me on FB and I was posting some stuff about the NWO, 9/11 and such...I'm sure they see me as some kind of conspiracy nut....that's why I quit FB last year

You're right....there is an inverse relationship between FB activity and productivity.

2 Chron 7:13-14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

don't forget about youtube,

don't forget about youtube, currently my greatest time-waster