Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Web Secret #93: Delete Your Account

If you've been shopping, friending, social networking on the Internet for a while, you have probably signed up for at least a half dozen (or maybe many more) websites.

And now you are having regrets. What were you thinking?


Delete Your Account provides information on how to delete your account from all of the major social networking, blogging, shopping, etc. sites and services across the web that you should NEVER have signed up for in the first place.

In August of 2009, I wrote about a cool site that searches through many social networks forums (like Facebook, Hi5, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster), Wikipedia and other communities to see if you are a registered member there.

To my alarm, I discovered I had a MySpace profile that I didn't even remember creating.

Well today, thanks to Delete Your Account - it's gone - and it took me 5 seconds. All I did is enter MySpace in their search window. The following instructions and link appeared:

Quick Link:
Visit your Account Settings page and click cancel account.

I logged in and was taken directly to the cancel account page, where I promptly cancelled my comatose MySpace account.

Better yet, if you experience deleter's regret, at the bottom of the deletion instructions for each site are instructions to reactivate the account (if possible).

For MySpace, it said:

Oops! I deleted it! How can I get my account back?
You can re-register with the same email address, but you will not be able to get all of your data back.

I love it, organizing your Internet closet, one website at a time...

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