by Graham Pierrepoint
The more we use the internet, the easier it can get to stock up an impressive arsenal of online accounts! More and more news, entertainment and gaming sites are requiring users to register and sign in, with the vast majority also allowing social media linking to Facebook and Google+ - but eventually, there comes a time where we start feeling a little bit overwhelmed. So many password – too little time – and who’s to say we’re going to use all of those one-login wonders anyway?
If you’re keen to really wipe the slate clean and rid yourself of the shackles of as many online services you’ve signed up for as possible, the only way to do this previously was to painstakingly visit each site and navigate their own unique ‘cancellation’ procedure. This is extremely time-absorbing, particularly if you’re the sort of person to really make your mark on the web! Thankfully, help appears to be at hand – allowing you to effectively ‘delete’ yourself from a whole host of websites that you may no longer even be an active user of.
Deseat.me is said to work alongside a logged-in Google account to enable users to review their associated profiles and accounts, and to delete and deactivate them in turn as they see fit – meaning that you no longer need to worry about deleting or archiving scores of annoying spam mail or having to keep close tabs on which services you are using. Deseat.me seems to have a particular selling point going for it, in that it takes away much of the aggravation of having to remove yourself from several web services one at a time – something which could prove to be quite painstaking in the long-run!
In the day and age of so much of our information being online, and with so many new services being made available at our very fingertips as the days go by, it makes sense that there is a ‘catch-all’ system to allow us to effectively delete ourselves from the internet – that being said, the saying goes that once something is on the internet, it’s there for good – meaning the service will be unlikely to undo any of those embarrassing moments you may have shared on MySpace back in 2005 – in any case, it’s always nice to dream! Whether or not Deseat.me becomes a popular driver for anonymity will remain to be seen in the months and years to come.