A simple discussion about Facebook between my wife and me turned into a debate, and I’d like to get Dopers’ opinions on this.
My wife never logs out of Facebook. She sees no reason for doing so; even if you log out, Facebook’s cookies will track you to any site that has the Facebook plug-in. It’s a pain to log in every time, and if you stay logged in, changes such as setting your Timeline to “Most Recent” instead of “Top Stories” never get undone. The moment you go to Facebook.com, you’re in.
I always log out of Facebook. With all of Facebook’s security breaches (both intentional and accidental), it seems safer to me log out when I’m away from my computer. I look at Facebook at work, so there are two locations where my account could be accessed by someone else. The inconvenience of typing in a password every time is nothing compared to tracking or privacy issues.
Each of us thinks the other is being silly, though it’s not like our marriage is on the line.
We both keep Facebook active on our phones, FWIW.
So: do you log out of Facebook when you leave the site? Why or why not?