14 May 2010

How to Delete FaceBook account?

Looks like FaceBook took a page from the credit card bankers' and 1980s cable TV outfits' book... by making it next-to-impossible to delete FaceBook account- or at least a well-guarded secret.  Recent leaks re. CEO Mark Zuckerberg's condescension/apparent lack of scruples towards his clients and new security guidelines inflicted stealthily on FB users have made delete facebook account one of the top searches on Google Trends. 




How to delete facebook account is something simply not available at FaceBook's site... one must search for WikiHow instructions for the links hidden deep within various menus to permanently delete Facebook account.
I am keeping mine at this point... but am careful what I allow them access to.  One thing I would suggest is not allowing a new security change that will be inflicted on FB users by default if they don't specify otherwise:
As of May 3, there is a new privacy setting on Facebook called "Instant Personalization Pilot Program" that shares data with non-Facebook websites. It is automatically set to "Allow."
Go to Account > Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites > Instant Personalization, and uncheck "Allow". BTW, if your friends don't do this, they will be sharing information about you and me...

8 comments:

elephantscanremember said...

I am posting this on my FB page. Thank you for sharing!

Reaganite Republican said...

You're welcome... everyone should check out that "Instant Personalization Pilot Program" who's keeping their account- a must

Lipton T. Bagg said...

Quoted and linked with gratitude.

http://viewedfromtheright.blogspot.com/2010/05/facebook-security-caution-watch-you.html

-LTB

Good Ole Boy said...

If you have any rural readers like me with no real options than dial up they might know how hard it is to get rid of PeoplePC. You can't hardly get it out of your computer or get them to stop billing you. I myself don't twitter, facebook or any of those things. I am probably on one of those lists that the Obama and his minions keep without having to twitter or the rest.

Red said...

I killed my FB months ago and haven't looked back. It's just not necessary.

Just a conservative girl said...

You also need to block the docs program as well. If not, if you have friends that have not blocked this app, it can potentially share any information that is on your friends wall or links. You will see the docs program on the same page and it will allow you to block it.

Reaganite Republican said...

Thanks JAC Girl... done!

MK said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

I've always wanted to delete that wretched thing, and now finally i have a way. Deletion request submitted and it's gone. Thank you again.

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