The study caused enough outrage that the company's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, commented on it in a recent
Would I be checking because I genuinely wanted to see all those pictures and status updates? Or would I be checking out of some strange obligation now that it was "allowed" again? I hadn't missed social media during my time away, so why go back?
The disappointment I felt at the thought of surrendering before I'd even started my resolution was, thankfully, more powerful than the need to check my Facebook feed. Instead, I read a magazine.
The timing could not have been worse. Two prominent writers have very publicly announced they're quitting Facebook, back-to-back, as the social network itself is embattled in a struggle to convince its youngest users Facebook is still "cool."
If you're anything like me, you've uttered the words, "I'm thinking of quitting Facebook" at some point in the last few years. Or, at the very least, you've thought them. But, again, if you're like me, you just can't find the balls to do it.
"Friend me," she said. "I thought we just did," I replied before she awkwardly smiled and walked away and when I say "walk away" I mean turned and talked to the next guy at the bar, who without a doubt, is on Facebook.
Last week we asked you, our readers, to tell us why you're planning on leaving Facebook (if you actually are, that is). Well
If you say nothing about social networks making unilateral decisions about your privacy, you give the courts a green light to read that society has a laissez faire attitude towards privacy online.
As controversy swells around Facebook's latest changes to its privacy policy--which is now longer than the Constitution and