One of the barriers to completely deleting my Facebook account (which I rarely log into) is that it’s the primary repository of support I received during three significant events my life from 2011: the Wisconsin protests, my dad’s death in April, & my stepdad’s death in December.

I wish there was a way to preserve those posts & comments in an online environment I control. I suppose giving Facebook ownership of those moments of my online life were in the terms I agreed to when I created my account. I wouldn’t make that same mistake today.