I will close my Facebook account for good on the 31st of December 2014. It is no secret that Facebook is bad for your personal information and ultimately leads to security problems (shameless promo of my own research e.g. 1,2,3). Originally I intended to close my account once I am done with my PhD. One year later it is finally time to say bye bye Facebook.
Some advice on saving your Facebook data before you close your account:
- Facebook download (Facebook’s own tool to export your account data)
- Yahoo to export your contact’s Email addresses
- SNOOB to make a comprehensive backup of your data including pictures (~8.7 GB for my account)*
See you guys offline!