Keeping up with your new years resolution to get your digital life in shape? Did you clean up your app permissions already?
Well it’s time for step 2: Cleaning up your digital past.
Still have that MySpace account moulding away in the back of you digital closet? Not sure if you ever left that photo-sharing site you used before you found your current favorite? Are you 100% sure you remember all the sites you ever signed up for?
First step is to locate your digital footprint: I suggest using a namecheck service to find your accounts, I like namechk.com, but there are more of them out there. If you use the same username across the internet, or a couple of them, it’s easy to look them up. Then log in to anything you’re not currently using – and decide whether you want to keep it or shut it down.
You may have to use the “I Forgot My Password” option in a few places, but would you rather have your old moulding stuff turn up when you next employer is googling you?
I’ve done this before – but even so I found:
- 3 unused blogs at WordPress.com (used to need one to get an API key for Akismet)
- Sites that needed cleaning up at Flavors.me and StumbleUpon
- Accounts I didn’t even know I had at Discus, identi.ca and Tumblr (I deleted the first two)
When you’re done cleaning up your past, next step is to present your digital present!
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The link to “present your digital present!” is a forthcoming post?
Yup, sorry should be up in a few days 🙂
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