Remember that movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Michel Gondry in which Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet erase each other from their memories following a difficult breakup? While scientists are still working out the technology for an emotional lobotomy, a new website offers to do the same thing for your digital presence. And when you think about how much of your personal information is stored in the vast corners of the internet, it's not too bad an idea.
Similar to the ingenious tool UnRoll.me, in which a simple entry of your email address into a dialogue box unsubscribes you from any newsletters of your choice, the digital tool allows you to delete your entire digital footprint across social media, Google searches, eBay , LinkedIn, random subscriptions etc with just a few clicks.
Developed in Sweden by Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck, Deseat.me is a place for people to "clean up your internet presence". After putting in your email address, the service allows you to see every website you are signed up to or have accounts with and gives you the option to unsubscribe or delete them.
For now, the server only works with Google email addresses so any of you still using your 'firstname.lastname@example.org' addresses, have patience. (Also, hang your head in shame).