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It’s Safe to Delete Your Facebook Now

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“It’s the worst, but I just can’t delete Facebook,” the increasingly common refrain goes—at which point the person in question will make a melodramatic show of how successfully the no good, very bad company has successfully allowed them to offload their social responsibilities. Chief among these? Remembering birthdays.

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Most of us were, at some point, born. And those who were, often like being reminded of it on the exact day it happened. (For some reason this is considered polite.) Facebook does a very painless job of facilitating this practice. The site also didn’t make it especially obvious that this calendar data could be exported to websites other than Facebook, and then quietly

Mistakes were made. But the bigger mistake, for me or for you, would be continuing to give your time and your personal information to a company you hate.

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