While most internet users do not publicly admit to being superhero criminals, many might like to do exactly that: wipe themselves off the drives and servers of the World Wide Web, and get out of the matrix for good. Especially when the internet turns from a beautiful place full of supportive people to a horrible place inhabited by trolls, stalkers, identity thieves, and sales pitches. Internet-induced stress, combined with information overload, is not funny to those who do not have the will to turn their machines off.
It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to erase yourself online, as people easily forget where they left their credentials. But it has become a little simpler recently, thanks to new website called deseat.me, created by two Swedish developers, Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck.
The website has its limitations. Based on Google's OAuth protocol, it requires a login using a Google account, and can only seek social media accounts associated with that mailbox. (This means, for instance, that old MySpace and Friendster accounts will be missed, sorry!) The website will provide some assistance with older websites that have not implemented the OAuth protocol.