Commit Facebook Suicide the Seppukoo Way

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Commit Facebook Suicide the Seppukoo Way

Want to get rid of your Facebook Profile? Do the honorable thing and commit Seppukoo.

Have you ever had a totally bad experience with Facebook that you want to delete your profile from this overwhelming social network? Well is more of an elaborate way to do it. It's basically a Facebook suicide site that let's you delete your account in style.

From the looks of Seppukoo's about page I think they're actually saying that Facebook is the enemy and we should all let them delete our Facebook profiles.

Pass away. Leave your ID behind.
Rather than fall into the hands of their enemies, ancient japanese samurai preferred to die with honor, voluntarily plunging a sword into the abdomen and moving the sword left to right in a slicing motion. The name of this form of ritual suicide is Seppuku (切腹, "stomach-cutting"). Among the important people who committed seppuku there are Azai Nagamasa, forty-six of the Forty-seven Ronin (1703), Takijirō Ōnishi , and, of course, Luther Blissett.
As the Seppuku restores samurai's honor as a warrior, in the same way, deals with the liberation of the digital body from any identity constriction in order to help people discover what happens after their virtual life and to rediscover the importance of being anyone, instead of pretending to be someone.
Hacking and parasiting one of the most popular social networking website, deactivates one's user facebook account, driving people into one of the most radical chic user-experience: the vir(tu)al suicide.
The site tries to entice people by relating to the Japanese warrior's way to die with dignity and that new life will begin once we disconnect from Facebook. From what I understand this might be another ploy to bring down the social networking behemoth that is Facebook. But then again it might just be riding on it.

In a way the site contradicts itself. It tells us to disconnect from our virtual life and continue with our real life, but it actually gives you your own wall much like facebook and you can also share the link to your memorial wall where your friends can leave their comments. Isn't that what social networking sites do in the first place?

I'm sure someone would want to see what comments their friends have when they commit Facebook suicide so I guess Seppukoo has it's uses after all.

Posted by Jab Escutin
Source: Seppukoo via Switched via Fox News