Quit Facebook Day

Some people who are disgusted with Facebook's intrusive new “privacy” practices have set May 31st as Quit Facebook Day. There is a site named QuitFacebookDay.com which aims to entice as many Facebook users as possible to quit the social network by May 31, 2010. The plan is to have a "mass exodus" on that said date. As of this writing there are 13394 committed Facebook quitters according to the site's count. How many percent is that of the 400 Million Facebook users worldwide?

Here is the explanation of the creators of QuitFacebookDay.com why they are quitting Fabebook:

For us it comes down to two things: fair choices and best intentions. In our view, Facebook doesn't do a good job in either department. Facebook gives you choices about how to manage your data, but they aren't fair choices, and while the onus is on the individual to manage these choices, Facebook makes it damn difficult for the average user to understand or manage this. We also don't think Facebook has much respect for you or your data, especially in the context of the future.

Quit Facebook Day

For a lot of people, quitting Facebook revolves around privacy. This is a legitimate concern, but we also think the privacy issue is just the symptom of a larger set of issues. The cumulative effects of what Facebook does now will not play out well in the future, and we care deeply about the future of the web as an open, safe and human place. We just can't see Facebook's current direction being aligned with any positive future for the web, so we're leaving.

Hmmmnnn... is it time to quit Facebook? Are you sick of Facebook's lack of respect for your personal information? Are you quitting Facebook? Are you going to commit to quitting Facebook on May 31, 2010? Don't mind answering the questions, I know what you'll say. In the meantime, let me end this post here because I need to log on to Facebook.

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