For the last four weeks I’ve had no time for Facebook, although during that period I’ve received numerous wall post and invitation notifications, all of which led to spam links. Actually, I’ve gotten more of this spam than ever before, but I’m not sure whether to attribute it to my inactivity or the continued growth of the service. Nevertheless, it’s become an aggravating distraction, and as a result I’ve been debating [temporarily] deactivating the account. Then I found a strange twist.
In their Help Center, the service explains what happens when you deactivate an account:
But when you actually go to deactivate your account, you receive this little note:
If you effectively disappear from the Facebook service, how to you suppose your friends can still invite you to events, tag you in photos, or ask you to join groups?
MG signing off (to look up the definition of “mutually exclusive” again)