@madpilot makes

Facebook suicide pact

Ok, for all those who are sick to the teeth of getting spammed by your friends by “applications” on Facebook, I propose a mass Facebook Hari-kari tomorrow.

When: 28/09/2007 at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (+10GMT).

The steps are simple.

  1. Login to your soon to be defunked Facebook account
  2. Click “accounts”
  3. Click “de-activate account”
  4. Revel in the fact that you are making the web a better place to be.

Pass this on to friends.


  1. I would join you but for Scrabulous I stay...
  2. Already did it last week.

    Facebook apps are cool. But really, how many networks and "friends" do you need? Each one of these things requires your attention, and with all those added apps, Facebook is a huge potential timesink. Fine if you like those games and toys, but a lot of it seems a bit twee to me.

    The trap is, of course, that because they are your "friends", you feel guilty ignoring the spam. No doubt that's how its intended to be.

    The pundits tout Facebook as the "hub for your personal brand", but isn't that what your blog is for?
  3. Better instuctions for "de-activativating" your account are here: http://www.wikihow.com/Quit-Facebook

    I would also think about putting in a fake email address and details just to really clan up: http://www.wikihow.com/Quit-Facebook
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