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I Got Sucked Into Facebook (and How to Quit)

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This has to be one of the best, most creative, and outright hilarious examples of global free market capitalism that I’ve seen in the last decade.

Facebook makes the process of deleting your user profile extremely difficult (creating an inefficiency in the market), a group of savvy entrepreneurs steps up and creates an extremely efficient process to delete your Facebook profile (filling a gap in the market), and… why Facebook is doing all it can to shut it down. Much like a casino, they want to keep the gambler in the maze.

For those tired of the Facebook experience and want to do something about it, the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine provides a efficient means of how to quit Facebook and/or delete the rest of your social media profiles (Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc.) in the process.

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Posted by CJ   @   3 October 2010 2 comments
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Oct 4, 2010
12:31 pm
#1 Tom Hawkin :

So true-it’s amazing how many people waste their time on these social sites. For some, it’s really an addiction. Now i’m not saying anyone who uses sites like Facebook is addicted, but think about how much time you waste on these sites each day, week and month. What else could you do to fill that time?

As for these guys filling the gap of a need for ease of deleting a profile-genius. Just another example of someone identifying a problem, creating a fix for it, and profiting from it.

Oct 5, 2010
2:44 pm
#2 Guzzo :

One thing I’ve learned over the years is to never follow the herd, to be patient, and evaluate things with a skeptical eye. This strategy works well for me.

People rushed to join Facebook because “everyone else” was joining it. Many businesses lobby us to join Facebook by requiring membership in order to comment on their sites. Some of the people I know personally even lobbied me hard to join Facebook.

That was enough for me to step back, wait, and see what happens after everyone signed-up. Now we know.

Reminds me of the hard-lobbying that I received to join Zecco, which at the time advertised “free” stock trades. Just think how many people will be upset if the same things happens with online services like Mint?

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