I’ve been canceling my accounts at social networks that I don’t use. LinkedIn, Behance, Virb, ComicSpace, MySpace — all on the chopping block. I signed up for several just to check them out and then let the account linger. It definitely shows me what services I really need on the web. LinkedIn was the only one I had doubts about because, you know, the career connections! But, hell, I’ve been on it two years or so and never used it so it bit the dust.
So far, I’ve had to email Behance to ask for an account cancellation. The others had automated ways to do it. I feel good to be rid of them. It’s a weight off my shoulders to know a little bit of my personal data is off the intertubes.