"Being a woman of 18 years of age, it's hard to imagine wanting to end them all. My profiles, I mean. But some days I'd wake up and think, 'would anyone even notice if they were gone,' you know? My profiles?" A feeling surely echoed by many troubled youths, especially those in upper-middle class suburban neighborhoods who've had no real plight their entire lives thus far. Still, one can't help but wonder if she had a point. That's why in early 2006, just after facebook went public, Betsy CTRL+ALT+DEL her entire e-life. And she's never felt better since.
But is profile suicide right for everyone? The stigma of any form of suicide may be too much for most people to bear. Still, there's a certain pleasure in wiping the earth of your digital self. Especially for those who believe in reincarnation as they know their dance with the medium will continue for many years to come. But with such celebrities as Jimmy Kimmel and his National UnFriend Day, profile homicide has become nothing short of commonplace. Suicide is sure to follow soon. One way or another, Betsy agrees.
*of which, we're not sure. The list of social networking sites provided by wikipedia was hilarious. And instead of completely losing my audience by saying Advogato to Zoo.gr, I tried things I had at least heard of. Well, words I had at least heard before at some point in my xango'd badoo.
^ 01/11. NEVER FORGET.