Sunday, September 25, 2011


I have deactivated my Facebook account!

I did this for several reasons:

1. “Familiararity breeds contempt” as the saying goes and closer contact with some close friends was becoming touchy – in one case (and perhaps two) friends broke off contact (they will know who I mean).

2. I was becoming increasingly concerned that Facebook’s security was not all it cracked itself up to be. This was strengthened by NSW and Federal police warnings of increased criminal activity being monitored on Facebook, including, fraud and identity theft (700 million world wide users and 3 million in Australia, Facebook was too good to be true for criminal gangs!)

3. Recent unannounced changes to Facebook did not please me.

I will return to using email, my discussion group – The Grandstand, and my Blog - Tok Tok Place, as my means of access with my friends.

Best regards to all,


Sharon said...

How un-funny a coincidence! I did the same thing yesterday! They know where I am, they can contact me here! They made changes and if you wanted to just know about it - wham! You were stuck on that app. Mine was supposed to be friends only and all of a sudden their friends were up there and I never friended them!

Great minds, John, great minds! :-)

LindaG said...

I didn't even know you were on facebook. Oops.
Keeping up with you here is good enough for me. :)

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking the same. Facebook causes nothing but problems in my opinion,

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