Pinoy Quits Facebook

MANILA, Philippines – Days ago, creative web technologist Joseph Dee and systems designer Matthew Milan of Toronto, Canada asked Facebook users to dump the social networking service, citing privacy concerns.

They created a website, which declared May 31 as “Quit Facebook Day” and provided alternatives to the popular social networking site, such as Twitter or Flickr.

“If you agree that Facebook doesn’t respect you, your personal data or the future of the web, you may want to join us,” the website read.

Some Pinoys won’t give up Facebook

In the Philippines, it seems that Facebook is also a hard habit to break. posted the question “Would issues about Facebook’s privacy policies make you quit Facebook?” in its official Facebook page on Monday morning, and to date, only 3 members (out of more than 20 users who gave their comments) said “yes.”

Most of them said it’s the Facebook user’s responsibility to be careful about what they post, and to hide things that they don’t want other people to see.

“No, the problem here is not Facebook. People should really pore over and go around to learn more about the privacy settings, madali lang naman (it’s just easy),” said Famela Bayawa.

“No, because I do believe if you’re wise enough, no matter how tight the security of Facebook is, you would not put important or very sensitive items in your account,” added Danilo Cruz.

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