Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

Gizmodo has a great piece up which everyone should read and consider. In it, they break down their Top Ten reasons (in great detail) that people should quit Facebook:
10. Facebook's Terms Of Service are completely one-sided
9. Facebook's CEO has a documented history of unethical behavior
8. Facebook has flat out declared war on privacy
7. Facebook is pulling a classic bait-and-switch
6. Facebook is a bully 5. Even your private data is shared with applications
4. Facebook is not technically competent enough to be trusted
3. Facebook makes it incredibly difficult to truly delete your account 2. Facebook doesn't (really) support the Open Web
1. The Facebook application itself sucks
We urge you to read the piece in its entirety, as it goes into great detail for each reason.

Certainly we understand that completely quitting Facebook is unreasonable for a lot of people, so we at least encourage you to spend considerably less time on Facebook.  Give them less page views.  Create less content there.  Share less there.  If many people do this, it would help take the company down a few notches, as the company's ego, control issues, and power hunger are all completely out of control. 

Beyond Gizmodo's Top 10 reasons, we'd like to add the fact that Facebook shows complete double standards and hypocrisy when it comes to just about everything - from allowing Holocaust denial and jihadist material citing "free speech" to banning Jewish, pro-Israel activists.  From claiming to be "open" about their policies and promote sharing, to deactivating and censoring groups with thousands of members without reasons or explanations.

Facebook is also a highly impersonal company.  Members cannot get any answers they need when things go seriously wrong or disappear.  The technology seems to be getting glitchier and glitchier, with more and more "stop script" errors happening all the time, etc.  Facebook also forces its members to enter their "real" information, thereby making it open season for identity theft.

If you are a Jewish/pro-Israel activist who fears for your safety, you probably should avoid Facebook at all costs.  If you are effective, you will get slammed by antisemites and jihadists who will harass you and send you death threats, and if you're on Facebook with your real information people can easily find information to harass you and your family or even disturb you at work.  And don't bother trying to get Facebook to care or help you with any of that as they simply won't.

If you're on Facebook with any false information whatsoever and they don't like your POV or your work, they can, and they will, deactivate you ----just because they can.

We could go on, but we also agree with Gizmodo's reasons.  Again go to the site, you can read much more detail and explanation.
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