I recently received an email from Facebook, informing me that my account has finally been deleted.
I first opened an account after refusing to do so for almost a year: I didn't like that Facebook was a closed community, in that it was impossible for your friends to participate if you got an account...unless perhaps they also got an account? Well hey, now we're in business! I also didn't like the groups that people kept informing me of, as if these hideously-purposed groups were some sort of carrot to entice me. "Man on a mission"? Geez, have a little class! I know the guy that that group was making fun of! What did it have, 40 people? Appalling.
However, I eventually realized that I should at least open an account and form a reasoned opinion about it. I got distracted from this goal very quickly, as I began accumulating "friends" - very few people I actually considered myself to be friends with, but I'd met them before and my friend list was approaching 250!
In the end, Facebook is a nicety, and it offers a number of nice features tied into one convenient package for people. Unfortunately, there no feeds for anything (and I don't mean Facebook Mini-feeds). That, and a few political concerns, are the reason I shut down my account. Too bad, too; this week Aaron started a Lock group.