A few years ago, I joined Facebook as a way of keeping in touch with friends in Canada and the UK. However, I never enjoyed using it. I found it complicated and time wasting. I left months ago, and haven’t regretted doing so. I’m using the time I saved to write a novel.
I’ve recently discovered that a Google search against my name produces a public Facebook Profile page with ProfileEngine.com that gives all my Facebook information. I don’t remember ever signing up for this. On the contrary, I thought I’d set Facebook to the highest possible privacy settings.
I’ve just tried to delete the Profile page, and in the process I’ve reactivated my Facebook account, which I had not intended to do. I still cannot delete the ProfileEngine page.
I hate Facebook. I hereby vow never, ever to join another social networking site, even to hype my novel. Facebook is like herpes, irritating and impossible to get rid of (yes this post did originally read that I hoped Mark Zuckerberg got herpes, but I’ve calmed down now).