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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Buh-Bye, Facebook

I dropped my Facebook account the other day. It took a little bit to do it. I deactivated it. It is much more difficult to delete it entirely. You have to request that see this link to their Help page on the subject. But let me quote the relevant passage:

"If you don't think you'll use Facebook again, you can request to have your account permanently deleted. Please keep in mind that you won't be able to reactivate your account or retrieve any of the content or information you've added. Before you do this, you may want to download a copy of your info from Facebook. Then, if you'd like your account permanently deleted with no option for recovery, log in to your account and fill out this form." (a link to that form is there... interestingly enough, you have to login to get to it)

Why should I have to make a formal request to delete an account?  Shouldn't I be able to delete the account as easily as I created it? The option to deactivate was there (buried under a couple of drop down menu layers), why not the option to delete?

Nevertheless, I will fill out that form if I find that deactivation is insufficient. After all, I don't think I will use it again... in fact, I know I won't. I hardly used it before.


The Jules said...

I think if you so much s glance at your Facebook page again within a fortnight, it reactivates it and presumes you didn't want to leave really, it was just a moment of madness, come back baby, I'll be good, show me the lurve honey, now MAKE ME A SAMMICH!

Technically speaking.

Tom Sightings said...

I've been wondering if facebook is the wave of the future, or a flash in the pan. (I have a page but rarely check it.) Maybe you've given me the answer.

Douglas4517 said...

Well, it turns out that the IPO was a poor investment...

Douglas4517 said...

All I have to do, they tell me, is login... just once and *poof* it's all back in place. Scary.