April 10, 2009 [LINK / comment]

Facebook: Can you ever exit?

Now they tell me! Maybe my hesitation about joining Facebook was well-founded after all. Some people who decided that Facebook exposed too much of their private lives to the general public found out that they could not delete their Facebook pages, nor the content on them! Once you join, it's for the rest of your life, much like being assimilated into The Borg. This was reported in the New York Times way back in Feb. 2008. Hat tip to Below the Beltway, which observes, "It's like the song 'Hotel California': 'You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.'"