I killed Facebook and left its body in the woods

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Facebook is dead. I killed it. You’ll find its remains somewhere on the eastern shore of Maryland, in the forest beside a creek. I’ll never hear its notifications again, at least not over the chirping of birds and the rumbling crescendos of cicadas.

I spread its body parts out, and buried them deep. Worms are munching on 10 years of wall posts, turning them over and excreting them in the soil. Bacteria are dissolving my college photos from the inside. The flesh of my profile picture has withered away, leaving behind a faceless void. Only bones will remain, for a time, among friends and relatives, until the coming flood of brands and sponsored likes washes them away into oblivion.

My colleague Ellis Hamburger says Facebook has a friend…

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