With all the building noise about Facebook and their plans to monetise everyone’s information and connections by progressive privacy invasion I finally decided to delete my profile for good. With some regret, I’ve now even deleted the page I set up for Kakarapiti, though in truth Twitter is a better place for a bird anyway.
In doing this though I started to wonder whether each of the other sites I’m signed up for actually deliver worth to me in excess of the information I’m trading away to them. A thought which lead to a wholesale purge:
- dopplr.com (I have to say – I love these guys, it’s just I have no use for their service. They’re so classy they sent me a copy of the data I had entered into their system, such as it was. I wish all social networking sites were like this.)
And then there was the services I couldn’t figure out how to delete
And some I hadn’t visited for so long they died in the interim:
As well as the inevitable sites I couldn’t get into to delete my account (must have another go at it):
You know what? That feels a whole heap better. I think this sort of review is something that might need repeated on a six-monthly basis…