I Deleted My Facebook Account

I have deleted my Facebook account today, July 4, because Mike Elgan’s declaration of independence from Facebook inspired me. However, even if many others delete their accounts today, Facebook won’t likely notice any fluctuations in the noise of a rounding error.


Why did I delete my account? I’m not against tech giants. For example, I feel comfortable with Google and use Amazon. But Facebook repeatedly crossed every possible line to such an extent it’s difficult to see any good faith or willingness to change.

It’s easy for me to delete my account because I never used Facebook much. It may be more difficult for others who have many contacts and use the platform extensively. As a self-published indie author it’s going to be challenging for me to do without one of the major advertising and promotion platforms authors rely on.

So be it. I’m embracing life without Facebook. Even in business.