"How do I delete my Facebook account?"
So guess what's trending now on Google searches: "how do I delete my Facebook account?"
Facebook seems to be experience a backlash amongst its users as concerns mount over its privacy policies.
If you type into Google "How do I", one of the first suggestions that pops up is how to delete a Facebook account.
The charge seems to be led by some influential media and tech types, but I can bet you that your mom and grandmom aren't too concerned about this as an issue. Yet. They're just happy to be keeping in touch with you online.
We'll see how far this sentiment spreads online, and what concrete steps Facebook may take to reassure people that their online privacy is paramount.
Already, we've seen people freely donate to Diaspora*, an upstart Web project by four NYU students seeking to build a more privacy friendly social network.
In case you're really wondering how to permanently delete your Facebook account -- not just deactivate it -- check out this how-to guide from WikiHow. (It's amazing -- but not surprising -- that Facebook doesn't make this easier and more transparent for its users.)
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