How to Commit Social Networking Suicide? Or, how to delete your web 2.0 footprint

January 19th, 2010

Ever want to purge yourself from the Interwebs? Eliminate all traces of your tweets, facebook updates, or youtube videos? Ever want to execute your virtual self? Now you can, with the Suicide Machine (H/T Time):

Liberate your newbie friends with a Web2.0 suicide! This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely do away with your Web2.0 alterego. The machine is just a metaphor for the website which moddr_ is hosting; the belly of the beast where the web2.0 suicide scripts are maintained. Our service currently runs with Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn! Commit NOW!

As compassionate as this assisted suicide is, the 2-prong test from Washington v. Glucksberg does not apply. This service is the Dr. Jack Kevorkian of web 2.0!

Back in August at the beginning of my clerkship, when I (misguidedly) attempted to extricate myself from social networking, I attempted to manually delete all of my web 2.0 references. Sadly, it was an epic failure. But with this tool, one can disappear into the ether.