Moneyism: The cult of Facebook: You can log out any time you like, but you can never leave

#DeleteFacebook is trending, but will people actually do it? Even given the recent brouhaha over Cambridge Analytica’s privacy violations affecting 50 million people, that’s unlikely.

If you deactivate your account, or even just stop posting updates for a couple of weeks, Facebook FB, -3.34% has a virtual army — your Facebook friends — who will text, email and even find you on Twitter TWTR, -0.54% asking what’s wrong and imploring you to come back. With some 2.2 billion users worldwide, it would take a tectonic shift for people to delete their photos and walk away.

Leave Facebook and some people think you have an axe to grind.

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