Trish Grier has a good post on the roach motel quality of lots of social networks (you can get in but you can’t get out) that less directly touches on a problem I’ve been thinking about lately–how do you keep track of all those social network, job, music, and photo sharing sites where you set up accounts back in the day–and now don’t use and can’t remember?
Seems to me that from a privacy perspective having too many old, unused accounts and related log-ins spread around the net is bad for your Internet security, aka privacy protection. To me, it’s more optimal to have awareness and control of the X number of accounts you actively use, and to delete the rest.
But who actually does that? Not enough of us, truly.

Trish Grier has a good post on the roach motel quality of lots of social networks (you can get in but you can’t get out) that less directly touches on a problem I’ve been thinking about lately–how do you keep track of all those social network, job, music, and photo sharing sites where you set up accounts back in the day–and now don’t use and can’t remember?
Seems to me that from a privacy perspective having too many old, unused accounts and related log-ins spread around the net is bad for your Internet security, aka privacy protection. To me, it’s more optimal to have awareness and control of the X number of accounts you actively use, and to delete the rest.
But who actually does that? Not enough of us, truly.