Michael Zimmer writes about some comparison research he performed:
Given the recent focus on increasing numbers of users deleting their Facebook accounts due to the recent privacy disaster, and some of the past barriers that made it hard to accomplish at all, I decided to perform a comparison of the relative ease/difficulty of deleting one’s account on some popular websites: Amazon, Facebook, Google, MSN, MySpace, Twitter, and Yahoo.
While you shouldn’t expect closing an account to be an easy task (they don’t want to encourage it), it shouldn’t be painfully difficult, either. In the end, closing accounts on Facebook and MSN was very difficult, while it was a very easy on Twitter & MySpace. Amazon, Yahoo, and Google all fell in the middle. Details below.
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