Extricating yourself from the sticky, tangled web of social media can be a real pain. First, it’s difficult to even find out how to quit in the first place. Then, there’s all the messy guilt-tripping and emotional appeals involved before actually clicking delete.
Are you sure you want to leave? All of your friends will miss you.
Why are you leaving? Do you not enjoy your time here?
By the time a user finds the way to the page where the actual deletion happens, there’s a decreased chance of follow-through — either through guilt or frustration. Many of the tactics websites wield to keep users aboard are called “Dark Patterns,” deliberate design techniques to keep users from deleting their pages. Justdelete.me, a website developed by UK developer Robb Lewis, cuts through all of those sneaky tactics to post direct links to the pages that actually delete web accounts.
While Justdelete.me effectively…
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