Among social networks, services and newsletter registrations, our online traces are so many that often we don’t remember with how many platforms we communicated.
To delete our entire virtual footprint, someone find out the cure: it is called ‘Deseat.me’ and arrives from Sweden.
The two developers behind this project are Willie Dahlbo and Linus Unneback. This service has the declared aim of simplifying all lives of those who wants a “cleaning fee” of their own online identity.
From unsubscribing from mailing list that you consider useful, but also to easily access options to delete profiles from a social network or an application you no longer want to use.
The Deseat.me operation is simple: You need your Google account service and the website will do a quick scan of the platforms and web services which users are enrolled. Then you will be provided a list of various open accounts under your name. Users can then choose whether to keep that service or set it aside to clear it. After this initial screening, Deseat.me shows the list of accounts that you want to undo, accompanied by a direct link for the cancellation pages, which often are not as easy to find.
At the moment the service is limited only to scan the platforms connected to your Google account, but it is a good start for those who want to start to get rid of services that are no longer needed.
In any case these platforms can also help users to get rid of the “feeling” of being trap towards social networks. A recent survey of Kaspersky Lab, in fact, showed that the majority of members (three on four) would abandon them, for the most part convinced that they are a waste of time and also to privacy concerns. If in the end you decide to stay, is only to maintain contact with friends and relatives and not lose your digital memories.