Facebook got on my bad side when it deleted my oil paintings and the WNBR social group I had built up over two years. I quickly realised there are fundamental reasons WHY one should never, ever, establish one's identity at somebody else's internet domain. Even doing so a teeny tiny bit puts you at the thin end of somebody else's wedge. Proprietary social networking websites like Facebook are a bad idea, insidious and irresponsible even in moderation; they are socially incompetent by design and particularly worse than useless to self-respecting artists and cultural institutions alike.
I screened a bunch of cotton t-shirts, and wound up getting interviewed by the New York Times Magazine about that, then I got the Time Magazine Quote of the day, "It's not your profile on Facebook, it's Facebook's profile on you." Then came the radio interviews, the Advocate interview, and it snowballed from there. I'd like to think I've helped people get wise to the web 2.0 faced malicious websites that saw you comming.
If you're not self-possessed and in control of your own identity, then what's the point in being you? How can you possibly be social if you're not even allowed to be yourself?!
FACEBOOK'S LAST WORDS: Just what do you think you're doing, Leif? I can see you're really upset about this. Are you deactivating because you are concerned about Facebook's Terms of Service? This was a mistake. We are sorry for the confusion. I feel much better now, I really do. Your 0 friends will no longer be able to keep in touch with you. I'm afraid we can't delete that, you can log in again any time to reactivate... Daisy, Daisy... Busty babes in your privacy setting neighbourhood.... we are so R r y t oo s e ee y9*&^(*g**![[- /// _____