Michael Allen Smith’s nine tips for getting out of Facebook (see his post for details):
Define the Reasons You Want to Leave
Remove the Facebook Mobile App
Log in and Out With Every Visit
Find Other Ways to Connect to Good Sources
How Will You Spend Your Liberated Time?
Start Data Scrubbing (optional)
Create a New Profile Page Elsewhere (optional)
I’m still tied to FB because of the various programs I’m a paid member of, so I have not quit yet. But my participation is minimal. I send direct messages to friends and will take a few minutes to scan the first screen of notifications once a day or so. But that’s it. I rarely post in any of the forums.
I’ve been on FB since 2006 or 2007, when it was available only to college students. Even if I left, they have years worth of analytics on me.