The moment Today (4/5/2018) at about noon PDT I unfriended my last Facebook Friend.
I was forced to contact and old friend who followed my page and ask him to stop following my page so could unfriend him. Facebook wouldn’t allow me to unfriend him until he stopped “Following” my profile. I could find no way to unilaterally make it so he wasn’t Following me, but hey, this Facebook.
After deleting thousands, I discovered a few more posts hanging around. I still cannot deactivate or delete my account to the previously described technical issue, although I gave it another try, as I have each for the past seven.
I still cannot delete remaining images from my Pages, but in another nine days, those are supposed to disappear. I’m just supposed to trust Facebook that this data will disappear but it’s hard to do seeing the latest out of mouth of Anything for a Buck Zuck.
“At the end of the day, this is my responsibility. So there have been a bunch of questions about [firing staff]. I started this place. I run it. And I am responsible for what happens here.
“I still think that I’m going to do the best job to help run it going forward. I’m not looking to throw anyone else under the bus for mistakes that we’ve made here.”
Zuck said “at the end of the day.” Any executive who still uses this phase is a pure putz.
This actually means he NOT taking responsibility and neither is anyone at th Facebook. Completing this (hopefully) last task, unfriending everyone, feels like I’ve done all I can do. At least until my Pages allegedly go away.
This frees me to work on the How-To Get Off Facebook And Take Your Data With You posts and on my account of what it took to erase all my data from Facebook.
Why is Facebook trying so hard to spin the Cambridge Analytics data breach every which way? One minute it’s theft one minute, part of research they were duped about, another are the fact that “dark forces” on the site can gain access to information and sort them in criminal ways the next minute?
That’s because if it is considered a data breach, the 2011 Federal Consent Decree Facebook signed last time it caught being cavalier with user info kicks way back in 2009. The Consent Decree calls for a $40,000 fine for each instance of data break. Do the math: 87 million X $40,000 = $3.48 Trillion with a capital T, which for Facebook also means Titanic Trouble.