I recently ran across a shortened bit.ly URL that was customized to read “leaveFB,” as in “leave Facebook.” After reading that post, I decided to dig up some other URLs that express how some people feel about Facebook.
- bit.ly/likefacebook (has been clicked 371 times): Privacy concerns started surfacing immediately after Facebook’s announcements at their f8 conference, as implied in the title of this Wall Street Journal article: “Facebook Wants to Know More Than Just Who Your Friends Are.”
- bit.ly/ilovefacebook (301 clicks): Heather Hopkins at Hitwise found that Facebook users return to news sites more than visitors from Google News.
- bit.ly/leaveFB (226 clicks): Ted Nguyen (@TedNguyen) asks why social media experts are quitting Facebook, after he interviews Adriel Hampton (@AdrielHampton) of Gov 2.0 Radio. Hampton explains why he recently closed his Facebook account.
- bit.ly/hatefacebook (198 clicks): A few expletives are sprinkled throughout this video, in which rapper and popular YouTuber Timothy DeLaGhetto (@traphik) declares his hatred for Facebook, affection for MySpace … and somehow ties it to Subway and Quiznos sandwiches.
- bit.ly/hatefb (26 clicks): Last year, blogger Joe Spaghettio’s Facebook account was closed because the network didn’t believe he was using his real identity. This is his blog post about that experience.
- bit.ly/fuckfb (15 clicks): An April blog post explains how Facebook forced users to choose to connect their profile information to Facebook pages or opt for completely blank sections of their profiles.
- bit.ly/leavefb (9 clicks): On this PledgeBank page, Free Press‘ online campaign manager Josh Levy (@levjoy) promises to delete his Facebook account if 10,000 other users do the same. Read more on Levy’s blog post.
If you’re looking to customize a shortened URL for your Facebook linking, these bit.ly options are still available: bit.ly/admirefb, bit.ly/adorefb, bit.ly/enjoyfb, bit.ly/fbrules, bit.ly/ihatefb, bit.ly/ilikefb, bit.ly/ilovefb<