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Facebook Allows Users to Delete Accounts

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. zekrahminator

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    Yes, for quite some time, once you had a Facebook account, it wasn't going anywhere. Now, fortunately for college students and people with no attention span everywhere, Facebook now allows said people to delete their Facebook accounts. This was in direct response to user complaints about not being able to delete their accounts, if desired. Even if users were able to delete their own accounts, there were no obvious directions on how to do that. Another reason that Facebook decided to allow users to delete their accounts was a reason that could have gotten Facebook sued if they did not address it: privacy. The "I didn't actually make a Facebook" E-mails were really racking up in Facebook's inbox, and Facebook sometimes made it all too easy for people to research intimate/private/personal details of users' lives. At this point, deleting your account is just a help-page away. Facebook admins are considering adding a "delete account" button.

    Source: The Inquirer
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    I'm glad I never got caught up in all that myspace and facebook crap.
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    just becuase it wasnt easy for people to remove their account before hand, didnt mean they wernt allowed to. it just means that people are too slack to read and to navigate the current method. the accounts have been removable for a long time now, this isnt brand new news. maybe they made it easier, but i do not believe that facebook users couldnt remove their accounts beforehand. i removed the one i was silly enough to make after i got sick of my inbox filling up with bs, months ago
    what idiot needs directions? its called navigation, find the option to delete it yourselves. it is there.
  4. TheGuruStud

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    Good luck actually removing your account before, if ever. It may not show up, but they still have all of your data.
    Read the fine print. They store all of your stuff, indefinitely. And at will, will give it away to the gov't, corps, etc. They're a bunch of private data whoring pricks.
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    well that makes them ne different to the majority of sites on the internets, social networkin or not. btw just dont upload or give out information u would wanna get rid of l8r.
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