Wednesday, May 6, 2009
FYI: Facebook Deleted Me (Updated)
UPDATE: Facebook deleted my profile because I also had a Jeremy Bentham page, which violates their terms of service. I also had to prove that I was a real person; thus, you will now see my last name. They gave me a choice to keep one or the other, and obviously I told them to delete Bentham's profile. To be honest, I am pleasantly surprised that it took less than 24 hours to get my profile reinstated, given that there are 200 million FB users and I was not the only one with that issue yesterday. And I must thank all of YOU for your amazing support! Word spread like wild fire, and both Hillary P and Erika O were instrumental in this process. Huge kudos to the online Lost community for this victory. :)
Since I am unable to reach most of my regular Lost readers now, I wanted to alert you to the fact that Facebook deleted my everyday Jo JOpinionated profile without notice or reason.
Remember when Smokey was unleashed and went after Keamy's mercenaries like a locomotive on a mission? That blind rage is exactly what I feel right now.
This started out as a fantastic day, because Jeff Jensen mentioned my Looking Glass theory in an Entertainment Weekly article. Right after I emailed him a thank you note, Facebook inexplicably deleted my existence.
If you are so inclined, I would love some assistance notifying the 1,300 friends I had on Facebook; perhaps post a link to this or mention it in status updates? No pressure. Any help would be appreciated.
I will be fighting this with every ounce of energy in my soul, and will keep you posted.
p.s. In the meantime, I will update the situation on Twitter if you're interested.
Posted by Jo