Smashing Magazine is doing a public service and has posted a round-up of account deletion how-to’s.
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.
Below we’ll take a look at the account deletion processes of popular websites and services, and how easy or difficult they make it. Then we’ll discuss why sites make things so complicated, and some things to consider when designing your own deletion policies.
They give the straight poop on how to wipe your account on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google, and many others.
Nice little thing to clip and keep handy in case one of these service providers pisses you off.