I deleted my accounts on Friendster, Orkut, and Flickr yesterday. (Though I saved the testimonials since they were so nice.) Social networking was just not really doing anything for me but adding clutter to my communications systems. I’ve got email, IM, a cellphone, and a weblog; what else could I possibly need? (I might reopen on Flickr, however, depending on how much I need its mobile and photo capabilities.)


  1. filmgoerjuan says:

    Hear, hear!

    I dropped Friendster within a week of signing up…I just joined because everyone else was.

    Same reason I signed up for Orkut, although I’ve let that account sit there festering. Every now and then I get a mass-mailed thing about joining some new community or other from them and I think I should drop the whole thing.

    Glad to see that you’ve opted out!