We all spend so much time online these days that we’ve got accounts and online presences all over the place. Whether it be a Dropbox or iCloud account, a RunKeeper account or a place to call our own on Twitter or Facebook, the number of websites where we have a username and a password is quite a scary thought when you sit down and ponder it.
Every so often it’s a good idea to have a think about just which accounts you need and which you created just to check out that fancy new online service that you never actually took to. We’ve all done it, so we’re not going to judge you here.
The problem is, closing these accounts isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Some sites are notoriously difficult to get to delete your account. Amazon, for example, is one that likes to get its claws into you and never let go. Others are obviously more amenable to letting users remove themselves from a web service, but they are few and far between.
Now a new website created by UK developer Robb Lewis aims to take some of the guesswork out of closing accounts by detailing which services make it easy and which make it difficult. In fact, it will even tell you if it’s impossible to close an account at all.
The site goes one step further, too, by offering direct links to the pages that you’ll want to visit in order to kick the whole process off. Awesome!
JustDelete.me highlights the services that you might want to get your data removed from and offers a rating of anything from impossible to easy based on how many road blocks people need to navigate in order to close their account. The site is free to use, and is a good starting point for anyone trying to disappear from the internet.
Just don’t expect it to be an easy process, especially if you’re signed up to Amazon, Evernote or DHL.
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