According to the web site ‘We’re Quitting Facebook’, the site is attempting to organize a mass exodus from Facebook. The site organizers do not believe that Facebook respects you nor your personal data and the future of the web. They are asking that you consider joining them on May 31, 2010 to quit Facebook. On their web site they state:
For a lot of people, quitting Facebook revolves around privacy. This is a legitimate concern, but we also think the privacy issue is just the symptom of a larger set of issues. The cumulative effects of what Facebook does now will not play out well in the future, and we care deeply about the future of the web as an open, safe and human place. We just can’t see Facebook’s current direction being aligned with any positive future for the web, so we’re leaving.
For some of you quitting Facebook may be an impossible task. It is an engaging experience and keeps people in contact with family and friends. I seriously doubt that there will be a mass exodus from Facebook, even when the organizers of the site make some valid claims about privacy. For some, the privacy issue does not concern them and will continue using Facebook no matter what others say about it.
So far the site has garnered 324 quitters as of May 14th, 2010 at 3:40 pm CDT. Like I said. No mass exodus. LOL