Are you quitting today?

Just to publicise it – and we’re aware that at just after lunch it’s probably a bit late – it’s Quit Facebook Day today, when a number of Facebook users are dumping their accounts on the social networking monster in a protest at how those running the site have messed around with the privacy settings.

So far only 26,000 people have got involved in the campaign, and with 500,000,000 users worldwide, that accounts for only 0.05 per cent of users. However, from small acorns large trees grow, so we’re here to tell you that if you’re interested in showing Facebook that you’re more interested in your privacy than getting lame status updates from your hungover mates, and being constantly pounded with adverts for rubbish games, you have a group that you might like to join.

‘(Privacy is) just the symptom of a larger set of issues,’ they say on their page, right here. ‘The cumulative effects of what Facebook does now will not play out well in the future, and we care deeply about the future of the web as an open, safe and human place. We just can't see Facebook's current direction being aligned with any positive future for the web, so we're leaving.’ Are you joining them, by leaving?

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