Virtual 'Suicide Machine' Erases Your Online Life

Facebook isn't happy, fights back
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2010 12:16 PM CST

(Newser) – A new site promises to set people free from the chains of social networking, and Facebook is not amused. The site, Web 2.0 Suicide Machine, is designed to permanently remove people's accounts from Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and LinkedIn. (See the video for details.) It proudly claims nearly 900 users, 58,000 unfriended friends, and 230,000 de-tweeted tweets. And now it also has a cease and desist letter from Facebook.

The suicide site is the collaboration of artists and programs in the Netherlands, reports NPR. "Basically, we try to remove as much content as possible," says its chief. "We change the profile picture and the password so you can't log in anymore." The site is still figuring out how to respond to Facebook, complete with a clock counting down its deadline.

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