It's easy to sign up for accounts at places like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.
What isn't easy is deleting those accounts.
Perennial favorite Smashing Magazine has a handy guide on how to delete accounts for these web sites:
- Windows Live
I love the handy scale that measures how difficult it is to delete an account at any given site: a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most difficult. Toss in two impossibles (Wikipedia and WordPress.com, respectively) and you've got the most used sites covered.
A short section on why it's so difficult to delete accounts is interesting reading and includes a term I haven't heard before: Account Deletion Remorse.
Hmmmm, not something I've suffered from.