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Facebook. If you use facebook, please vote to keep the right to vote on privacy issues. If less than 300m people vote, they will take it away. (Who knows, maybe the government will try it if this works out, too.).
You can't. At best, you can disable your account, and they claim that if you don't use anything that references your account for 2 weeks (I think that was the time period) your account will be deleted. I didn't use my account for a month, then used my Facebook login on another site to test whether my account was deleted, and it wasn't.
Blatant lies, and I think it should be illegal not to be able to completely delete one's account an all the content on it.
I like app.net. It's a paid social network, so they don't display ads or abuse your privacy rights. It's not as robust as Facebook yet, but apps are being built all the time to extend it (such as Rivr for iPhone).
Sorry, but this is phony. Since when did users have any say on what happened on Facebook? A company's board and ultimately it's stock holders determine what rules a coporation will follow. Customers may affect this by voting with their wallets (or usage, in the case of Facebook, Google, etc.) however user votes CAN'T be legally binding. This is nothing more than posturing.