11 January 2011

How do I delete my account?

Some history – waaaaay back in 2008 Facebook was what all the cool kids were using. Friendster was already collecting dust and Myspace seemed to have lost its luster. And classmates...? Whatever.

I was browsing my Sent Items folder this morning looking for something when I stumbled on this gem. I sent the last correspondence in this conversation on 12 February, 2008.

Apparently I had decided to try out this thing called Facebook and after signing up and not understanding it I wanted out. Hahahaha... I crack myself up. Anyway, here is that email:

Thanks Diego,

I just signed up to see what all the fuss is about and don’t use facebook so please do totally delete my account and confirm that this has been done with a reply.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: info+ngexxss@facebook.com [mailto:info+ngexxss@facebook.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 8:46 PM
> To: Martin Criminale
> Subject: Re: Account Settings Help: How do I delete my account?
> Hi Martin,
> If you deactivate your account, your profile and all information
> associated with it are immediately made inaccessible to other Facebook
> users.  What this means is that you effectively disappear from the
> Facebook service.  However, we do save your profile information
> (friends, photos, interests, etc.), so if you want to reactivate at
> some point, your account will look just the way it did when you
> deactivated.  Many users deactivate their accounts for temporary
> reasons and expect their information to be there when they return to
> the service.
> If you do not think you will use Facebook again and would like your
> account deleted, let us know, and we will take care of this for you.
> Keep in mind that you will not be able to reactivate your account or
> retrieve any of the content or information you have added.
> Thanks for contacting Facebook,
> Diego
> User Operations
> Facebook
> -----Original Message to Facebook-----
> From: Facebook [my work email address]
> To: info@facebook.com
> Subject: Account Settings Help: How do I delete my account?
> Please tell me how I can permanently delete (not deactivate) my
> facebook account.
> username: [my work email address]
> Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1;
> InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR
> 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR
> 3.0.04506.648)
> -----End Original Message to Facebook-----

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