The Repercussions of Deleting Your Facebook Account

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Fri, Oct 28th, 2011 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Going by the handle of Law Firm 10, here's a rant that's both amusing and deeply truthful about how deleting his Facebook account has made him a technological pariah in the eyes of Facebook addicts:

I deactivated my Facebook account. And not just the half-hearted deactivation option Facebook offers, whereby your account remains saved and can be reactivated at any time -- I actually completely deleted my account.

Here's the really crazy part: I've spent the last 14 days fielding hundreds of emails from family, friends, and periphery ranging from mere curiosity to utter disbelief that I'm no longer on Facebook. No one can understand why I would ever want to disconnect myself from the (unfortunately) ubiquitous social network. Well, here's why.

The above image appears in Law Firm 10's article and is credited to Nate Bolt on Flickr.

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