So, did you #deletefacebook?

So, did you #deletefacebook?
Facebook is in a bit of a pickle over a new data-siphoning scandal. Long story short — one of these fun little poll apps that asks for access to your Facebook profile wasn't so innocent and a company that specializes in advising politicians used it to gather tons of data. Oopsie.

There's outrage, there's a #deletefacebook hashtag trending on Twitter (the irony), and lots of big names are calling out the social network, including the co-founder of WhatsApp, which is a bit weird given that he sold his company to the Zuck Empire.

Anyway, we all know how far outrage and scandals go nowadays. Have you made the decision to delete your Facebook profile for good?

Did you delete your Facebook?

Nah. Business as usual
34.98%
No, but I will be extra-careful what I upload to that platform in the future
31.15%
Deactivated my account, I'll decide if I want to get back to it later
9.89%
Deleted and nuked! I am done!
23.98%

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42 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Deleted and deactivated my account but i did that a little over 2 years ago.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Never had a Facebook app on my phone. And the only reason I've a Facebook account is because I use Messenger. You won't find any pictures or timelines etc on my Facebook Account. It's almost completely blank, apart from my name! With that being said; I don't think I could manage without Twitter as I heavily rely on it to get all kind of news (Including PhoneArena). On second thought; I can go the ol' RSS way! Oh well, G'Day!

9. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Same, i even completely disabled Facebook, and i can still use Messenger.

24. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If you sign in on messenger it reactivates your account. I have a second completely blank account that I use for messenger and any mobile games that give you s**t for linking a FB account LOL.

36. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Never had a Facebook account. Most of the time I do not use redundant features.

25. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Wow I did 3 years ago. Nuffsaid

43. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

i deactivated 7 yrs ago, remove app etc, but make one mistake signing into something, like signing in with F/B, and Zuckerberg is on the horn telling you how glad he is that your back...damn it!!

44. lyndon420

Posts: 6834; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Same here...3 years sober lol.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7517; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Never had a FaceBook to delete. Only idiots lay bare their personal strifes to total strangers. Well that, and Mark Zuckerburg is an asshole.

11. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

So you are calling me an idiot for having a Facebook account?? Which keeps me in touch with family in Ireland and other friends overseas. I don't post useless rubbish I like to keep in touch with people. It's idiot stupid comments like yours that annoys me. I don't even have my phone number or address on Facebook

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've got one, though I don't use it very often anymore, except to piss off my conservative family and friends from time to time. lol, apparently I'm an asshole to everyone, not just the people on this site...

18. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

"piss off my conservative family" - haha I'm glad I'm not the only one. It honestly blows my mind the hypocrisy that I see from them compared to Obama's years in office.

29. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"Bill Clinton was a horrible person for cheating on his wife!"... and Trump has cheated on all three of his wives and with a lot more women, and even forcibly assaulted women, and brags about assault on a hot mic, and bragged about walking into underaged girl's locker room while beauty pageant contestants were getting undressed, and told a preteen girl about a year ago on live TV that he'd be dating her once she was 18, and the fact that he endorsed an accused child molester, and said people marching with the KKK are good people ... but yeah, none of that is disgusting because Trump is a man of God... SMH...

23. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I still have my Facebook account, but I only use it to check funny stuff every now and then, and to connect with my friends in the US and Canada. And I agree to your main point, people are so naive and are easily brainwashed to trust Facebook with their private life, that's why I deleted almost all my data off Facebook 3 years ago except for my main profile picture.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Never had FB in the first place

4. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

If you use Facebook to promote your business or hobby, nothing wrong with that. If you use Facebook to have GPS track you down everywhere you go, to spam photos of your children (quite dangerous), to take million selfies in a second, and to provide every single bit of your private information, well... The problem is in the mirror.

12. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

"To spam photos (...) (quite dangerous) (...)" You mean like people do on Instragram? That's literally the point of that social media.

6. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Up until about 2013 I didn't have a facebook, however with such a large group of friends and family spread across the country it helps us stay in touch. I am not against social media at all.

7. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nothing changes, I deactivated my Facebook years ago for other reasons.

10. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

This news are so extra, like we didn’t know that personal info is used for other purposes, thank god I’m not the selfie victim kind of person or those sharing moments even when they are sitting on the toilet, Facebook can’t get anything useful for them in my profile

13. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I have no doubt that every other social media does the same, so i'm not going to delete facebook, as i find it quite useful for staying in contact. I do, however, restrict my social media usage, which is why i don't really use things such as Twitter or Instagram, as they're kind of redundant. Functionally speaking, what do they provide?

15. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Don't use Facebook. Too bad my phone doesn't let me delete the Facebook app but I have it disabled.

17. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

My account has been deactivated for quite some time now. I have nothing really to hide, but I have no interest in all the drama that people spread and hearing people's political opinions about things most of them don't understand.

19. palmguy

Posts: 983; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Haven't used fb since 2012 :-)

20. Xenoniswireless

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

"you cant block me, im unblockable!! pew pew pew now you lie dead over there!" -South Park-

21. Magnusson

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

No, I use it for surveillance.

26. gamehead unregistered

Delete Facebook years ago

27. japkoslav

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I have facebook, but I use it only for one group of my "IT" friends. I don't have pictures there, no personal information other than a real name, I don't even use messaging via Facebook. Plus if I use Facebook on a mobile, I open it in my browser (Brave currently). I know a lot of people use it, but it really is not something interesting to me. Nobody I know of, who uses Facebook, cares about information leaks.

28. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Facebook? What kind of app is that?

30. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

That’s crazy... so I should delete facebook? Why again?

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