You can't delete your account - they keep your personal information. You are allowed to 'deactivate' your account but it won't be deleted - people can still send you friend requests and add you and whatever else the sh!t people do on Facebook, or the Matrix if you like - you are continually plugged in whether you like it or not.
So what is my experience of facebook?
I got lot of friend requests - wow! I must be so popular!
Except the friend requests were from people who I avoided, hated or didn't even talk to in High School.
Creepy guys who used to follow me around, or those bitchy girls who backstabbed me and hated my guts....made my life hell...
...want to be my FRIEND on facebook?
I think Facebook obscures the reality that if you really liked these people you would be calling them and catching up. You would probably have their number already.
Oh, you think it helps people "get together" as the slogan says?
No, it helps F*CKING STALKERS find out your personal details.
NO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
And legally, if you want to delete your account so you don't get stalked by that guy who would never leave you alone in High School, or Uni or whatever, YOU SHOULD HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO.
Oh, and not to mention people you just don't ever want to see again - like ex-boyfriends. Yep, they pop up WITH PHOTOS. Aarrgh!! The horror. That's right, if you happen to accept a friend request from a
Here's a nice trick I learned from the comments on this blog - Create a new account with a new email address. Use another name but not one that is too 'out there'. Once you have activated your new account, change your email to the old email you used on Facebook in your original account. It will ask you to confirm you are going to delete all the info associated with this email address.
Then deactivate that account and opt out of emails. I hope this worked for me - I just tried it today. If this doesn't work you can try emailing them and request that they delete your account. They may give you the runaround but persist and it should work.
Unplug from the Matrix.
Facebook are evil and deserve to be shut down.