I know people who in the last week have deleted, or considered deleting their Facebook account. This is nothing new, the constant panic about privacy and frustration with every new feature has become run of the mill, but these people weren’t deleting their data because it was failing in what they thought it should offer – but rather that it was succeeding too well.
“Wake up – time to die”
I’m referring specifically to Timeline, the new Facebook view that replaces that of the traditional wall of your profile. In reality, it acts in much the same way, but one key factor is that it allows instant and fascinating travel through your personal Facebook history, and this is why the people I’ve mentioned want out: they don’t want to remember.
For the sake of anonymity, Subject X described her motivation thusly:
“I just wasn’t even with [sic] me accessing 5 years of my life in photos, let alone anyone else. some things better off forgotten”
The thing that surprises me, is that while I won’t be following Subject X’s direction, is that I can totally understand the logic.
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