How to DISAPPEAR from the internet: Nine-step guide helps people vanish


Could you give up the internet for Lent – or even for good?

Following various reports about companies stealing information and complaints about oversharing on social media, a web hosting firm has created a nine-step guide on how to disappear from the web completely.

It includes deactivating accounts, removing links from search results and how to remove yourself from various lists – and for people who’d rather just stay hidden than disappear, the guide also gives tips on how to use the internet anonymously.







The infographic, pictured, from London-based WhoIsHostingThis, details the nine steps needed to remove yourself from the web. It includes deactivating accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+

‘Social media has made everyone’s life an open book – one that’s open a bit too far in some cases.

‘For [people] concerned about their personal information potentially costing them jobs and relationships, the decision to ‘pull the plug’ is an increasingly attractive one,’ said London-based WhoIsHostingThis (WIHT).

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