Last year I joyfully deleted my Facebook account. I was frustrated with Facebook but mostly I needed to just get away from a few "time wasters" - Facebook in my life was a time waster.
For those who are curious - there are two levels of Facebook separation. I can't remember their exact names but here is what I remember from last year:
- First level: you have put yourself in a "temporary time out." You aren't really serious about leaving. You want a breather. You might want to come back again, just not sure. You want to hold onto your account and all the contacts and information ... but you might want to say "Good Riddens" .. just not sure! I did that once and came back.
- Second level: you are permanently deleting this account. You are done, done done with Facebook forever. Your screen name, friends, pictures ... all the details of your account will be gone . permanently . not to be recalled . not ever not never again. This is a final action that cannot be recalled. You cannot change your mind!! Be sure you want to do that before you hit the "submit" button. I hit that button last year. I was done, done, done with Facebook.
Apparently Facebook isn't done with me.
My account was never gone AND just the past month I started getting Facebook updates from friends in my email. I didn't pay much attention at first. I saw the word "Facebook" in my in box and I just deleted it. I was done done done with Facebook! I was deleted . permanently . finally, forever and ever. Facebook told me so.
Then I discovered that not only is everything still out there, but my account was ACTIVATED and not by me!!
Everything is still out there and shows just like it did before.
Very very odd.
So I promptly went out and changed my password - 'cause maybe I was hacked! BUT there shouldn't have been anything out there to hack! My account was deleted . permanently . finally . forever and ever! Done!!
it is now terribly evident to everyone reading this post
that I am very naive
and nothing on the Internet is ever totally gone.
I'll try again later to delete this account. Right now I am afraid to go out to my account - because I will get sucked back in to that "black hole" that I call Facebook. *sigh*