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Facebook Logout: Experiences and Reasons to Leave it [Kindle Edition]

Ivo Quartiroli
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Chapter 1: Musings about Facebook
The Quality of Relationships
Privacy Issues
Children
Facebook Changes the Concept of Friendship
The Inner Reasons to Leave
The Logout Process
Chapter 2: Logout experiences
All Your Time or Nothing
This Time I Really Want to Leave it for Good
Bad Energy
Amplifier of an Inner Discomfort
Looking Through the Keyhole
An Affection-Compensating Tool
Boring to Death
Obsessive-Compulsive
From Village to Global Village
Reliving my Earlier Nightmares
Political Control
Not a Broad Communication
You Always Have to Feed the Beast
A Narrowed Down Tunnel-Vision Style of Contact


Product Details

  • File Size: 108 KB
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Silens (January 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073ADFAM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,625 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very informative June 7, 2012
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I am actually very impressed with this little book. It gives alot of information about the ins and outs of Facebook and how they invade your privacy. They invade the privacy of people not even on Facebook but are simply people you might email and they trace this and keep a record of it. It's all explained in great detail and evidence sited to back it up. I become more disappointed with Facebook every day.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite eye opening. September 5, 2012
By Mike O.
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I found it quite interesting and really points out many problems with this so called social network. I used to have an acct. under my name but too many people, many I never liked, sent me friend requests. It was really annoying. I closed the acct. and resigned up under a business name. I can at least keep track of what my kids are up to at times and see photos of our grand kids that we wouldn't see otherwise. I have less than a dozen "friends" and that is the way I like it. If a customer finds me and send me a request, I of course honor it. But, if they are posting crap a dozen times a day, I soon block it. Happily they never know. I have a daughter and a wife that are really addicted to this crap. I think it's mainly a big waste of time and causes many problems in relationships. If Facebook would eventually go away, I'd say "good riddance". I'm delighted that their shares have lost half their value so quickly.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - it makes you think December 10, 2012
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For the price it gets 5 stars. I don't think that anyone really knows what is going behind the scenes at Facebook HQ. The fact that so much personal info is shared must make you think and this book gets that going. A must read if you are not sure. But that is not my only problem with FB, it is also the amount of time wasted sharing crap.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This ebook was free and came up as a recommendation, so I downloaded it. As someone who has left Facebook a while ago, I found the title interesting, and expected to read some reasons I have not yet heard of. The book is a little outdated, and it doesn't deal with any newer privacy concerns in depth, so I haven't found anything in it that I haven't thought of before.

I really liked Facebook originally, from 2006 to 2009 I (unfortunately) wasted countless hours on it, but then things changed, and the website started to really invade users' privacy. At the same time, their audience exploded, and there were way too many people on there who used it as a "stalking ground", adding any and everyone they've ever met to their "friends" list. It became difficult to maintain your privacy from those prying eyes who really had no business looking inside your everyday life, but who most definitely did... I left Facebook in 2011, and haven't looked back since. I still get a chuckle out of it when someone I just met a few minutes earlier says "Let me add you on Facebook so we can stay in touch..." No, thanks.

The author of this book essentially shares the same concerns. He says that if you are not comfortable with the data mining Facebook subjects all of its users to, with being tracked and having your information sold to every company that uses the website to shove their advertizing in your face daily, and if you would rather spend your time with something more productive than looking at your elementary school teacher's ex-husband's granddaughter's baby's 2nd birthday party photos... then you know what to do.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I AGREE!! February 28, 2014
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MANY TRUTHS SHARED IN THIS BOOK. THIS IS A SHORT VERSION OF WHAT I WOULD INCLUDE .

OUR FAMILY IS AFFECTED SO MUCH. MY HUSBAND IS CONSTANTLY ON FACEBOOK AND ITS VERY FRUSTRATING FOR ME TO ACCEPT THAT THE KIDS AND I ARE RIGHT THERE BY HIM PHYSICALLY BUT HIS FACEBOOK IS OBVIOUSLY MORE INTERESTING AND SPENDING TIME WITH HIS HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS HAS BECOME A PRIORITY OVER QUALITY TIME WITH HIS FAMILY.
ALSO THERE HAVE BEEN INAPPROPRIATE EMOTIONAL CONTACTS WITH WOMEN WHICH IS HORRIBLE BUT THE KIDS MISS THERE DAD ACTUALLY ENJOYING TIME THEM SINCE NOW THEY KNOW THAT HE RUSHES THROUGH WITH THEM ONLY TO DIVE BACK INTO HIS FANTASY WORLD OF RELATIONSHIPS.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get out while you can! January 14, 2013
By Scott
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This was a book I was looking for but didn't know it. Facebook seems to be the new "Big Brother" without even trying to be. Everyone I know on the service puts information out there that I'm sure they wouldn't tell a complete stranger, but here it is on Facebook. If it's on Facebook, anyone can get to it - just ask the hackers!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent July 29, 2013
By k
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An analysis of social networking questioning the premise of evolutionary growth through technology. The book causes us to ask questions on whether we actually have a greater number of offline friends and whether our friendships are closer or deeper in any way due to our increased use of social media. In other words, does social media have any lasting positive effect on offline social interactions? And, ultimately, how social is social media, and is social media social at all or is it just another mode of entertainment like television and video games? ...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Factual, informative and all-around great reading October 6, 2013
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When I search for a Kindle book by subject, I always sort my findings by price (low to high) and, more often than not, I end up with quite a few gems in the top part of the list, where the FREE books appear. This book was one of them. Small (552 locations), factual (based on literature sources which are cited), informative (you will be amazed at the practices of facebook that are less known to us, its users), easy to read and hard to put down.

I cannot suggest it nor express my gratitude to Amazon strongly enough.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Short But Informative
This was short but made sense, as for me personally, I am on Facebook, and I know I'm being monitored by the government, but for me I really don't care. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Tigermane
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Insightful
The first few chapters of this book has invaluable insights on the eff cts FB has on society. In addition, it gives concrete evidence of what I consider FB a twisted and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by sparrow
4.0 out of 5 stars I actually left FB after reading this. This book ...
I actually left FB after reading this. This book was not the whole reason but confirmed many of my reasons.
Published 4 months ago by Ravenclaw1stClass
1.0 out of 5 stars If you are looking for reasons to leave facebook, come up with your...
This is essencially a long blog post that doesn't really even give a decent coverage of the issues. The few reasons one may consider for leaving facebook are not well elaborated. Read more
Published 5 months ago by dracoverde
5.0 out of 5 stars He is right
Facebook should be considered critical. Most people do not think too much about to leave their real names on internetsites such as facebook. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomeness
Feel like this as well. Seemingly, the bits and bytes have us unless we leave the matrix. Addictive as the internet is, it is not likely to leave. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Celea Star
3.0 out of 5 stars Wakeup call
It's a short call to reality. We all know the basic problems Facebook brings but we tent to forget. It does want to make you change your Facebook status ;)
Published 12 months ago by Alvaro Montenegro
4.0 out of 5 stars It's time to say goodbye!
This was the book that helped me solidify my decision to leave facebook alone! Nothing but good has come of it!
Published 12 months ago by Kaye
3.0 out of 5 stars Short and Sweet
OK. It was short and sweet and to the point. I understand now what really happens on these social sites.
Published 13 months ago by Larry Kempf
2.0 out of 5 stars just ok
A lot of blah blah blah but not nearly enough about the problem and dangers of big brother government for me.
Published 14 months ago by James Ray Palmer
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More About the Author

Ivo Quartiroli has been a software programmer, publisher of Italian technology and spirituality books, and computer science book author. Complementing his professional accomplishments in information processing, his interest in consciousness processing has led him to spiritual explorations. He shares his perspective on the intersection of media studies, psychology and spirituality on his blog at www.indranet.org and writes for Italian magazines about technology and society. He sits on the Italian Club of Budapest's science committee.


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