For Patricia Arquette and Facebook, there is no happy medium.
The actress announced (via FB, natch) that she is ditching her Facebook account after what must have been a rather alarming experience with a fellow user.
She doesn't go into detail about the incident that prompted the shutdown, but her message is clear.
"Okay sweet people — This will be my last facebook post," the Emmy winner wrote today. "After my usual not checking email and cell messages for 10 days my security guys chewed me out and let me know why I had to end my 'social experiment.'
"The experiment was, Could a celebrity actually friend strangers and get to know them as a person?" she continued. 'Just a regular person? Could you really become friends? Could you move past all that they had in their mind about you and actually show them the real you? Could you get to know the real them a little? I would say on a large part yes. A beautiful and sweet yes.... However, apparently 10 days or so that all changed.
"Now for the IMPORTANT PART — I ASK YOU NOT TO FRIEND ANYONE HERE THAT YOU DON'T PERSONALLY KNOW!!! THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE ON THIS PAGE DOESN'T REALLY MEAN THEY ARE SAFE!!!! I'M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT_ IT DOESN'T MEAN THEY ARE SAFE."
Arquette, who has an 8-year-old daughter, said that she will be keeping her Twitter account and plans to update that and her GiveLove.org Facebook page "periodically."