posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 04:50 AM
reply to post by smyleegrl
Good call. If you value your privacy then it's the only sane course of action to take.
I've been FB-free since March 2012 and do not miss it. One thing which has surprised me however is the social stigma. If you don't have a facebook
account, there are a growing number of people out there who think you're some sort of freak. I can tell you that NOT having a facebook account hurts
you when it comes to the online dating game. I ditched that too, and don't miss it. It's amazing how the quality of ones' dating improves once you
take it offline.
If folks decide to remain on FB out of convenience but don't want to feed the database, then one action you can take is to load up your browsers with
anti-facebook tracking extensions/addons. I'm using Chrome as my primary browser and here are the ones I'm using:
Collusion for Chrome
IBA (Interest-Based Advertising) Opt-Out
Keep My Opt-Outs
Keep MORE Opt-Outs
Sadly, I still have to use Twitter to pimp my wares but the Twitter Disconnect extension means that the Big T can't track my cyber-movements. Twitter
has a database too... I believe there is a Facebook Disconnect extension too. Most, if not all of these extensions can be found for Firefox, Opera and
Safari. There is no impact on your normal web usage from using these extensions and they are all free. It's a cheap and effective way to give FB the