Remember yesterday when One Direction's Zayn Malik fought the good fight and quit Twitter over all the haters tweeting hatred out there (particularly haters named Perez Hilton)? Yeah, well, guess what? He's back! It took about 24 hours for the boy-bander to return to the social networking site after writing the "final" message: "The reason I don't tweet as much as I used to is because I'm sick of all the useless opinions and hate that I get daily. Goodbye Twitter." He supposedly came back for his fans, which is nice. And which also proves that Facebook and Twitter are impossible to quit no matter how much you love-hate them. And there's one reason why.
When you delete your page or account, you're always given the option to be able to restore them, should you so choose. It's like Facebook and Twitter's condescending way of saying: "Go ahead, 'quit.' But, just so you know, we'll be here for you when you return to your senses." Of course you don't have to choose this option -- you could totally delete your page/account for good, sending it into an intarweb black hole. But unless you do this, odds are you're going back in for seconds.
The restoring feature makes things too easy. After you take your little break, get some perspective on life, and feel like you're ready to dive back into the nefarious world of social media, all you have to do is hit a button. You don't have to set up an entirely new account, you don't have to add new photos, or interests, or well-thought-out one-liners. It's all there for you already.
So. If Zayn was really done with Twitter, if he really wanted to get off the site for good, he would have deleted deleted his account, not just pseudo-deleted it. 'Cause everybody knows when you pseudo-delete, it doesn't mean boo. Tell 'em, Zayn.
Have you ever "deleted" either your Facebook or Twitter account?
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