So you want to delete your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account. It should be easy, right? Not exactly. Here's an excellent overview of how to delete your account on 14 popular sites/services.
This article rates each website from 1 (easy to delete) to 5 (hard to delete). There is even one site (Wikipedia) that rates an "impossible to delete."
We all have an increasing number of sites and online services we’re members of, and sometimes it all gets a little overwhelming. At times, we just need to delete our memberships to some sites, either in an effort to simplify our lives or just because we’ve grown tired of a particular site or service.
What we often don’t realize when signing up for all these accounts, though, is how difficult it can be to permanently delete our accounts when we’ve had enough. Some require complicated, multi-step processes that can stretch over the course of days (or weeks). Others take less time, but still require multiple steps by the user.
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Cameron Chapman is the author of this article.