It’s like the Hotel California. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
Nipon Das, director at a biotechnology consulting firm in Manhattan, commenting on his unsuccessful attempts to leave Facebook in today's New York Times. Mr. Das tried unsuccessfully to delete his Facebook account this fall.
Steven Mansour, who left Facebook and then returned, has documented his own experience trying to leave in: 2504 Steps to closing your Facebook account.