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Facebook is a great way for us to stay in contact with family and friends we haven’t seen in a while and kill time playing mindless games. But maybe you’ve come to the point where Facebook just isn’t for you, and you want to permanently delete your account. How do you get rid of it for good? The first step is to search for “delete account” in the Facebook Help Center, which is at Facebook.com/Help. Facebook will warn you that once your profile is deleted, the information you had on there will be inaccessible. Click “Delete My Account.” You’re then asked if you’re really sure you want to get rid of your account. Click yes, enter your password, complete the “captcha” code and click okay. An e-mail from Facebook will confirm that you’ve successfully deleted your account. If you have a sudden change of heart, don’t worry: Facebook gives you a two week grace period. Log back into your account and click the “Cancel Deletion” button.

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Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 27, 2012" by @ShellyPalmer

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