Euthanasia on Facebook?


Did you know that it is not possible to delete your Facebook profile, that you can only deactivate it?

Seppukoo.com, created by the Italian group Les Liens Invisibles, launched a campaign in 2009 to convince people that to commit Facebook suicide. Wannabe ex-Facebook members can provide Seppukoo.com with their names and passwords and Seppukoo then not only deactivates their profiles, but also creates a “memorial” page that it sends to users’ former Facebook friends.

Facebook is not happy about this and there looks as there will be some interesting legal wrangles in the air. In the meantime, Facebook appears to be taking matters into its own hands. The Los Angeles Times reports today that Facebook is now blocking the IP address of another company, Web 2.0 Suicide Machine, which helps people quit social networking sites by unfriending their contacts. Like Seppukoo.com and Power.com, Suicide Machine asks users for their names and passwords.

This is going to be fun..read more at MediaPost blogs…

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