There's something that feels weirdly wrong about erasing your own digital footprint, as if you're doing something...well, not quite illegal, but, at least something that would be frowned on by polite society. It just feels like you're breaking some kind of unwritten rule. But it also feels weirdly freeing, divesting yourself of a piece of your past.

Which is a long winded way of saying that I'm slowly reducing my own digital footprint, because... Well, why not? I've closed a bunch of accounts (do I really need an About.Me account? Or Digg?), and I'm contemplating more (looking at you Tumblr), and even deleted a huge chunk of my Twitter archive - which feels strange admitting in such a public fashion, but, hey, they're just inconsequential musings, and Tweets were always supposed to be ephemeral.

I'm not the same person I was when I opened digital accounts; they're just remnants of a person I don't really recognise any more, and want no part of, if I'm being blunt. 

From here on out, it's only forward.

Reduction Reduction Reviewed by Lee on 1:37 pm Rating: 5
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