Social Network Suicide

It has got already so much publicity, but still: it is an interesting idea: the web 2.0 suicide machine.

Feel free like a real bird again and untwitter yourself.

“Unfriend” has been chosen word of the year in the New Oxford American Dictionary and in The Netherlands the Dutch equivalent “ontvrienden” was the most popular word. So, I think, there is a tendency to reducing the number of friends on your contact list – the quality over quantity dichotomy.
Unfollowing one friend is no problem, but if you want to get rid of 1000 or more friends on several networks, you can save a lot of time with this application.

web 2.0 suicide machine promotion from moddr_ on Vimeo.

It sounds very tempting, but the price is high:

This machine lets you (…) completely do away with your Web2.0 alterego.

What? Killing Kuehleborn? Never!
Besides: I’m not very active in the social web, so the whole thing is not time-consuming to me. In fact, I think that with a clever configuration and some nifty webapps like you can let the social web work for you: I never post myself to Friendfeed of Twitter, but all my websites are talking to each other the way I want it and when I share something, all my followers only read an automatically generated post. If they read it, but who cares?

It is, by the way, interesting that Facebook has blocked the IP address of suicidemachine!

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