Facebook Bans Ye Olde Web 2.0 Suicide Machine – No Account Killing For You

Facebook Bans Ye Olde Web 2.0 Suicide Machine – No Account Killing For You

suicideThe Web 2.0 Suicide Machine is having some uptime issues, not due to a Rackspace outage (we know what you were thinking), but instead due to subversion from your favorite time-killer: Facebook.

The popular tool allows users of Facebook to permanently kill their profiles. It will unfriend everyone that you know, and then block you from accessing your account again. Trust me, once you push the shiny red “death” button, your profile is kaput, forever.

Sad news however, Facebook is kicking the website in the groin, by banning its IP address, killing (sorry) your ability to commit social suicide. Of course, you can just do it by hand if you wanted, but that would take days.

The service is working to get back online, but Facebook seems pretty resolute to keep as many person to person connections as possible live on the site. That makes sense: the more data Facebook has the more useful it is to its users, and thus Facebook is more profitable. I do love saying “profit” and “Facebook” in the same sentence.

Of course, Web 2.0 Suicide is a tiny minnow in the Facebook ocean. However, the quickness and severity of Facebook’s actions are plain: do not mess with our users, our products, or our ecosystem. Facebook is a giant, and to cross them will get you knocked flat on your ass.

Who else is rooting for the Suicide Machine to beat Facebook here?

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