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Digital Suicide: Saying Goodbye to Online Life


April 5, 2010

There's a new movement afoot among some social networking users to take back privacy by ending their online lives. The Globe and Mail reports on recent instances where users have decided to become "digital dropouts." Reasons behind the decision to say goodbye have ranged from concerns about online friends tracking users into their offline lives to social networking interactions becoming "someone else's entertainment." While two of the most recent online suicide sites, Web 2.0 Suicide Machine and Seppukoo, are now defunct, experts agree many issues come into play when making the decision of whether to delete or not to delete online information.
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