With the rampant astroturfing happening around Facebook’s upcoming IPO, I decided to have a celebration of my own; burning all of my data.
This week, I’m deleting my Facebook profile and all of the years of associated data. So if the upcoming FB valuation is estimated at $94B and there are 425 million monthly active users, clearly my data should be worth about $221 bucks to investors.
I’m sure someone will be trying to short FB on the way down back to cruel cruel reality when venture cashes out to whoever, but it won’t be me. I’ll just be content with burning my $221 of data.
The S-1 filing and 99% of articles you have read should be crumpled up into a paper ball and thrown at your children when they don’t listen or your neighbor when he tells you a joke that isn’t funny. Allow your mind to run in directions that would cause any “rational” person to question your judgment and the truth about a company like Facebook will become apparent.
You can make a new blank profile, not contribute any user data, and laugh at the little psychological games that FB plays in attempts to wheedle your data from you.
What about pulling down your friends contact information to your phone and personal contact cloud via Facebook sync?
Oh I see. They’re not playing with the other kids on the block anymore as of 2011. I guess there’s no need to run Facebook mobile anymore on my android device either as there isn’t any real data exchange.
I hope that everyone cashes out before the dumb money figures out that the party is over before it started.