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Erase Your Web Presence With The Click Of One Button

Deleting your online account is normally a painless process, but there are those that try to make it difficult – whether it’s getting you to call customer service, or making you jump through verification hoops. Out of frustration, one UK-based developer has created a way out.

Robb Lewis has created a way to delete all your web-based accounts in one fell swoop – and it goes by the name of Just Delete Me.

Lewis built the site after seeing a few tweets about Skype’s inconvenient account removal process, and he assumed it would get “a few hundred visitors.”

That initial prediction may have been slightly too pessimistic – more than 3,000 fed-up Web users visited Just Delete Me in its first 24 hours of operation. The site now lists more than 90 Web services, color-coded based on how hard they make it to remove your account.

Lewis has also put the source for on Github — so if he loses interest or the various social media companies change their policies, others can carry on his good work to make sure it stays easy to delete your online accounts.

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