declutterbug #2: suicide machine (social network annihilation via a little red button)

Check out this new online gizmo. Web 2.0 Suicide Machine allows you to wipe yourself from social networking. Forever.

become as free as a REAL bird
become as free as a REAL bird

Web 2.0 Suicide Machine can strike you off Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace. At the press of a button.

As the site says,  be as free as a real bird. A 2010 resolution, perhaps? To free yourself from the relentless tinkering with and preening of your social network sites?

I am very much hesitant about why I have a Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn presence. It all seems rather counter-intuitive to my search for simplicity and LESS in all aspects of my life.

It’s also all about friend accrual. And I’m not sure that this is how I want to conduct my interactions with people. Power on the web involves being  what I call a “friend whore” – getting as many followers as possible so that…what?…you’re heard? when you pen your first novel you have a fan base? I’m just not sure.

I’m going to think about www wipeout for a bit. That’s what I do. I sit on things and then the answer comes to me very obviously. It can take a while. If you’ve reached saturation point, then give it a go. I’d say tell me all about it when you do, but you probably won’t be able to, cut off as you will be from all things online. Perhaps I’ll see you on the dark side!

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