Be honest, is your social networking and web 2.0 life already impacting your real life so much that maybe it’s time for you to consider killing it off? Apparently that was what SuicideMachine.org allows you to do.
This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely do away with your Web2.0 alterego.
SuicideMachine currently works with Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn. The service it offers is so controversial that Facebook hits back and banned SuicideMachine’s IP Address, preventing what could possibly a massive suicide committed by its members.
I couldn’t blame Facebook from doing so. SuicideMachine is “so dangerous” in the sense that once you sign-up for it and allows it to delete your social networking profiles, it will forever ban you from joining those sites again. So, SuicideMachine is not really for those who are momentarily disgruntled by their social networking activities. Not for those who are just experiencing momentary social networking stress. Like they say, once you start the process on the Suicide Machine, you can’t stop it anymore.
And I would really think twice before signing up to SuicideMachine, after all, despite the procastination effect of Facebook and Twitter, I still find these social networking/web 2.0 services of pretty good use.
Committing web 2.0 suicide has never occured in my mind, at least not yet.