Use JustDelete.Me to Disconnect Yourself Totally from the Internet

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Just Delete Me

Have you ever thought – what would it take for me to completely delete my online presence? Over at Wired they just highlighted a new site called ‘JustDelete.Me’. The site, pictured above, places ‘delete my account’ direct links for popular sites in one easy to use array. Just click and you are gone – simple and painless.

I remember years ago signing up for an ‘AOL over broadband’ account to check it out when they had free trials (already had a ISP when AOL originally arrived), and recall how hard it was to cancel the account. It was clear they were actively discouraging people from leaving. The same is true with other online services – most particularly true when they have subscription fees – and so the idea of having someone collect up these direct links sounds awesome.

And as noted in the article, if you need to take extra steps to erase all of your tracks – like Netflix – JustDelete.Me provides links to help and contact pages to make things much easier.

I am sure there are some who would say ‘this is useless, I can just hit each site myself’. Which is true – except that drilling through to these links would take considerable time across all of these sites. The developer, Robb Lewis, also put the source code up at Github to ensure that the project can live on regardless of whether he can keep it going.

Head to JustDelete.Me for more details!

About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

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