Logging Off Facebook, Permanently

I have decided to deactivate my Facebook account. The recent hoopla
surrounding their Beacon advertising platform has made me feel that I
can no longer trust them with any of my data. Even though they have
finally caved in to public pressure and have added a global opt-out for
the Beacon program, it is too little, too late for me. The opt-out
option should have available from day one, and users should have been
given the chance to opt-out prior to any information exchange between
partner websites occurred. Facebook’s actions with this advertising
program really show a company that is catering to the advertising
community, while showing contempt for its users. If this is what social
networking is all about, then count me out.