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How to break up with Facebook

From violation of privacy to moms murdering their own children, it's all happening on Facebook. As the disastrous stories of Facebook increase, we bring you a way out of the social networking site.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2010 12:05 IST

Let's face it, what with moms killing their children for interrupting her game on Facebook, professors getting arrested for flirting with their students on the website etc etc, there really is more happening in this virtual connected world than there is in the real world and it's not all pretty.

After people dying of overdosing on drugs and caffeine, don't be surprised if you die of an overdose of Facebook. You might be sick of Facebook and all the random friends and comments on it. So, here's having some mercy on you and giving you a step-by-step way out provided by Christian Science Monitor:

FacebookDeactivate temporarily:

Firstly, this function is in case you're just sick of Facebook for the time being but might want to return later. Your profile info, photos, etc., are all saved but hidden from users. You can sign back in at any time to restore the account. Think of it as a trial separation.

Shield pests:
This is in case you don't want to blatantly delete your friends from your Friends list, instead you can hide their status updates so you never see them-or hiding yours from them, as you may choose.

Privacy worries:
Yes, we all tend to get paranoid about the private information we put up on Facebook being sold out. In this case, all you got to do is request for all the stuff Facebook has collected on you, and it arrives in a "single, giant Zip file."

Go nuclear:
And lastly, the most drastic measure, wait for it, is to delete your account by finding the link under the Help button at the bottom right corner and clicking on "How do I permanently delete my account?" in the Top Questions.

First Published: Nov 04, 2010 19:03 IST