Leaving Social Media

quit facebookFacebook is an insidious sugar coated evil that invades our privacy regardless of its overt attempt to convince us otherwise. Pulling the classic bait and switch of getting you to share private information to your profile which it then shares with the world along with your browsing habits etc etc, then suing anyone that points this out – yes Facebook is evil.



Don’t get me started on the Mobile App – sweet jesus this thing is the most invasive thing I have ever seen.

And then there the puerile and incessant parade of people who think that because its Facebook that it’s real, and poor lambs, that their opinions matter.

Facebook is among many mechanisms as with a great many “Isms” that throw intellectual integrity right out the door and replace it with reality by election.

Argumentum ad populum. Facebook adds credence to the pre-totalitarian liberal. It adds support and ballast to some of the most toxic people on thebanned planet. Their mere existence is an offence to the soul and a vexation to the spirit. Being in the same biosphere as them is debilitating.

And it’s made me a very very angry person. Even I don’t like me when I’m angry.

Facebook has to go.

In the lead up to my removing myself from social media and having a productive life with minimal drama from the Tumblr driven great unwashed, here are some instructions should you decide to go the same way.


If you’d like to deactivate your Facebook account, here’s how:


1 – Log in to Facebook with your email address and password.

2 – Click the little down arrow in the top right-hand corner of the page and select Settings from the drop-down menu.

3 – Click the Security link in the left-hand column.

4 – Click Deactivate your account.

The second way to take your Facebook account offline is to permanently delete it – what I refer to as the scorched Earth option.

Deleting an account does just that.

It removes your account and all data associated with it from Facebook’s servers, leaving you no way to change your mind and reactivate the account later. In short, once a Facebook account has been deleted, it is gone forever!

If you truly wish to permanently delete your Facebook account, it’s extremely easy to do. Here’s how:red dot 2

1 – Log in to your account with your email address and password.

2 – Visit this page on the Facebook website and click Delete My Account.


. . . . . . .remember this is a one way deal. Once it’s done, it’s done!




Now for as long as your will power lasts – you are free.

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