There are alternatives to Facebook. Understanding what is best for you will depend a lot on what you need out of your social graph on a daily basis. For some, a combination of services like email, Twitter and Flickr might work. For others, a Ning group or a specialized social site like Akoha might be an option. If the entire population of Brazil can use Orkut, we think that there's hope for you to find a new home on the web. Wired, ReadWriteWeb and others have recently called for an open alternative to Facebook , and we're personally excited about the potential of the Diaspora project . At the moment, there aren't a lot of great options for direct replacement, but know that you're not alone. When there's a market need, it's not long before better options appear. In our minds, the best thing to do is to contribute to that need - and that's what Quit Facebook Day is about.