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How to completely erase yourself from the internet

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We spend most of our time building an online presence: tweeting our daily musings, transferring your CV to LinkedIn and posting recent holiday photos on Facebook.

But imagine erasing yourself from it? Every last post, 'like' and tweet.

Well, this infographic shows just how to do it. It's been created by website Who Is Hosting This? for anyone who feels like an open book on the world wide web and wants out.

"For folks concerned about their personal information potentially costing them jobs and relationships, or for those dealing with the harsh realities of social media fallout, the decision to “pull the plug” is an increasingly attractive one" reads the introduction on their website. "And while it might seem impossible to keep your private life private and your Internet presence to a minimum in a 24/7 connected world, the truth is you can disappear online with a little effort and dedication."

It starts with the simple task of deleting your social media profiles and unsubscribing from mailing lists to more extreme cases of erasing search results and falisfying accounts that cannot be deleted with fake names.

Here are the nine steps to disappearing on the internet:

Words: Sejal Kapadia

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