Haik recently decided that he'd had enough of Facebook, so he deactivated his account. He no longer appears in FB searches — he's been my FB friend for awhile, but I just checked, and he's not there anymore.
Haik also took the additional step of asking FB to permanently delete his information from its servers. That means that all of his information will disappear — if he doesn't log in to Facebook for two weeks. FB administrators, it turns out, really don't want you to take all your information away. They'll delete if for you, but only after you've gone two weeks without logging in, signaling to them that you're serious about your request.
He also says he's ordered a bunch of bumperstickers that say "Kill Your Facebook," and will be offering them for sale when he gets them.
Which is not to say that he's definitely going to delete himself. He's calling this a "challenge" because it's hard for him to do. Here's his post from yesterday:Yeah. There's no way I'm going to make it. Facebook is too awesome. Plus, my wife is still on there. Yes, being with her in real life is amazing, but it's just not the same as chatting with her in The Matrix. I'll give it another day and see how I feel...
Frankly, I don't think he'll go through with it. But I'm enjoying watching him grapple with the urge.
Today is Day 7, I think. What do you think? Should he go through with it? Should you?