Sunday, March 20, 2011

me and my facebook(s)

I just read an article about the new scams that moved on Facebook. One of the comments was that it is actually impossible to delete your account on Facebook so I wanted to give it a try. By the way, about 2 weeks ago I activated the option so that no one can comment on my wall and there was 1 person who seized talking to me any more and another who really felt like asking me if I am mad on her or not (which is hilarious...I am sorry, I still can't believe there are people out there who take social networks so seriously).
Anyway, two years ago I had to develop some applications for Facebook and I made like 14-15 users (because I needed to activate the pagination on friends list) so I picked one of them that I still remembered the credentials and tried to delete it. No, you can't delete the account, but you can "Deactivate" it from the Account Settings. Clicking on that option gets you to a very pathetic page with a list of the "friends" that will miss you if you do that (!!!!). Then they ask you the reason, which is ok...then, and that kinda freaked me out (just for 2 seconds, I am still sick so my mind doesn't react properly, or the way it used to) I read this:

Note: Even after you deactivate, your friends can still invite you to events, tag you in photos, or ask you to join groups. If you opt out, you will NOT receive these email invitations and notifications from your friends.

After 2 seconds I made a search on Google on "permanently delete your Facebook account" and I found some info here. So they have an application that deletes accounts for good. They give you an interval of 14 days to come back and cancel the deletion: Your account has been deactivated from the site and will be permanently deleted within 14 days. If you log into your account within the next 14 days, you will have the option to cancel your request.

P.S. I just deleted the account I made on the name of "Sandra Bullock"...after 13-14 sign ins I was totally out of inspiration

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