Polygon: I Marie Kondo’d my entire internet presence, one account at a time

Polygon: I Marie Kondo’d my entire internet presence, one account at a time. “At first, each deletion was its own satisfaction, representative of taking back some parcel of attention I had thoughtlessly handed out. But the effort to extricate myself wasn’t always easy or satisfying. So many companies make it enormously difficult to delete your account. At its easiest, it meant navigating through obfuscating design to finally locate a ‘delete’ form. At its most frustrating, it meant numerous help desk tickets and phone calls, countless versions of ‘we’d hate to see you go,’ and disputes with my bank. Over time, the process morphed into more of a meditative ritual.” This was a great read. Nicole Clark was honest about the human foibles of her past self, which is not unusual, but she was also kind to her past self (instead of snarky or impatient or disbelieving), which is unusual. and I think it was that attitude that allowed her to reconnect with some things she’d left behind.

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