Deleting Facebook has become another "Monday diet." Logically, everyone knows they should leave terribly aggressive service Mark Zuckerberg, which gathers incredible data volumes, but no one does.
Despite the scandals, for example the Cambridge Analytica scandal with its geopolitical significance and violations affecting 29 millions of accounts no one is thinking of leaving the service. Although many look at it, no one can press this blue button that says "Delete Account".
The reason or the excuse is a little cliché: no one wants to delete his memories.
Facebook has personally collected memories for everyone (and from a very young age). Period at school, university, army, viral publications, bad and beautiful moments, weddings, love baptisms, graduations, first car, first child, all life, minors and adults, digitally organized.
Years later, and although Facebook has shown that it is not worthy of our confidence, this core is still the strongest element.
Many of you have thought about leaving. Facebook seems to make it easy for you to download your data. However, thousands of strange photos that you did not upload but were tagged will not come down.
The download process of your account will give you a ZIP file containing HTML files of all your data and a folder containing thousands of untagged images. Yes the tags have a peculiarity. Link everything you have stored with one endless information network and other people. There is probably the real value that makes the data you stored on your hard drive so inanimate.
The web of information that builds Facebook with your memories and photos offers you an amazing framework that can be taken for granted, but it is not. You can personalize it as a useless service, but the digital book is surprisingly powerful. There are my parents and grandparents have countless photo albums full of pictures of friends who no longer remember their names. The system of tags in Facebook photos means that each photo contains a link to the person's profile and in most cases they can see more details.
There is no doubt that too many people still use Facebook as a healthy social network on a daily basis.
The strength of Facebook is its ability to transform life's events into memories.
If you download your photos from the Facebook network, can you get away? Unknown and no one can guarantee it. The data has been shifted from one network to another, and this may be the update via Facebook, because we are not only exposed to Facebook.
However, for those who are worried not to lose their memories, memories survive and have survived even without cameras. Facebook's strength as a service is that as you use it organizes and categorizes your life, transforming life events into memories. Withdrawing from Facebook means you have to give up this convenience.
I think no one has forgotten how to keep his memories.