Deleting yourself from the Internet can be a pain. First, you have to think which exact service you want to stop using, then you have to figure out how you’re going to do just that.
A new site called JustDelete.me makes the process a little less daunting. Created by UK-based developer Robb Lewis and designed by Ed Poole, JustDelete.me is a growing list of Internet-connected services with links and information about the account deletion process. When available, direct links to account delete pages are provided. This includes sites such as Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, and Instagram, Twitter, among many others.
JustDelete.me ranks each service from “easy” to “impossible”, so you know what to expect ahead of time. The site also provides pieces of information about account deletion for each service.
Facebook, Flickr, and Dropbox, for example, both land in the “easy” category, since these companies only require that users log in and opt to delete their accounts. Feedly, on the other hand, gets a “hard” tag because you have to send an email to the company, requesting to have your account deleted. Evernote lands in the “impossible” category because Evernote only allows users to temporarily deactivate their accounts.
In his blog post, Lewis says he came up with the idea for JustDelete.me after hearing how difficult it is to delete a Skype or Netflix account. JustDelete.me went live on 19 August, with only 16 services in its directory. The list has since grown to nearly 130 services and counting.
The next time you want to lay off with a site, just head over to JustDelete.me, and save yourself a headache.
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