How do I completely get Facebook out of my life? I didn’t ever register (to
my knowledge) and don’t wish to be in their records and will never voluntarily
have anything to do with them.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #27, I take a look at some strategies that can be used to
minimize Facebook’s effect on your computer life.
If you haven’t registered, then you’ve done everything you can. You have not set up an account with Facebook and that’s what you have control over.
The problem is that you don’t have control over other people. So they may invite you to Facebook. They may give Facebook your email address in order for that invitation to be sent. As a result, Facebook has your email address.
Controlling your friends
There’s no way around that. Unless you can absolutely convince all of your friends – absolutely every single one of them – to never, ever give your email address to Facebook, then there’s really not a lot you can do.
Facebook will have your email address. They may, in fact, have other reference to you that have been provided by your friends who are on Facebook.
The suggestion I have is basically do what you’ve done.
In other words, don’t create a Facebook account and then when you get notifications from Facebook, delete them. That’s pretty much the best you can do.
Those are all of the things that are in your control. To the degree that you can control your friends, you can certainly ask them not to put you on Facebook: Not to invite you to Facebook.
If you’re already getting Facebook notifications, it’s too late. Facebook already has your email address and they may very well try and recommend you as a friend to other friends of yours who are on Facebook (depending on all the other friends that might have been trying to connect with you that as well.)
So like I said, don’t create an account; delete all of the Facebook emails and you’ve done pretty much everything you can.
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