I'm looking at using the Deactivate feature of Facebook to temporarily close my account down, without actually deleting it as I wish to come back to it in the future. I'm not sure what it exactly does, as in permanently delete it, temporarily close it or just leave your account idle and others can still see it/search/post/.etc .
Is there a better option?
Also, are there any alternatives to Facebook? I've heard of some but not sure which is good.
Thanks in advance :D