You can't Facebook me: I quit.

Yes, that’s right, I’ve quit Facebook. After being a member for over three years–since its expansion to all colleges and universities in September 2005–I decided to deactivate my account.
Why would I do such a thing? Hmph, funny you should ask. —Karissa Kilgore

When I finally got around to joining Facebook about a year ago, a message from Karissa was waiting there for me — she had invited me to join over a year before that.

I’m not a particular fan of Facebook, but I have enjoyed getting back in touch with friends from high school, and it’s a moderately useful way to stay informed about people I’ve met at conferences. But I don’t really want to put much effort into creating content that strangers (the owners of Facebook) own.