Monday Madness: It’s Quit Facebook Day

Happy Memorial Day to all!  While everyone is out at the barbeque’s and enjoying their extra day off, the techie goodness continues.  Here are some of the things you may have missed:

Besides being Memorial Day, it is also “Quit Facebook Day.”  Haven’t heard of it?  Well, in protest to Facebook’s new privacy issues, users have been asked to all delete their profiles today.  According to the official site, 30,715 people have committed to delete their profiles on Facebook as of the time of this article.  Will you be leaving?  I know I won’t.  I’m addicted and enjoy the site too much.  We’ll see if the protest does any good or just lowers my friend’s list by a few, either way, I’m sticking around.

Apple has now sold over two million iPads!  Amazing!  The iPad is now being sold in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.  With sales beginning on April 3, Apple sold it’s millionth iPad within a month.  Is Apple going to stop there?  Of course not, they have stated the infamous iPad will be available to nine more countries in July and additional countries later in the year.

Just when you thought the lawsuit-happy people had calmed down, you hear about Lauren Rosenberg who is suing Google after it’s mapping service gave her directions that ended with her being hit by a car.  Yep, that’s right, Google Maps gave her walking directions that were unsafe and now she’s suing.  As far as I’m concerned, the map just knows the roads, not if there are sidewalks or oncoming traffic, that’s where common sense comes into play.

For all of you iPhone users out there, I’ve got good news.  Skype 2.0, with 3G calling is now available.  The service is brand new and looks like Skype doesn’t know how to charge just yet, so the fees won’t be kicking in until late 2010.

That’s a quick overview of the things you missed while you were chowing down on your grilled burgers and drinking a beer.  Now it’s time for you to decide if you’ll keep your Facebook profile after today.