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Ask a Geek Girl: Finding Unused Profiles

Since we've started the Ask a Geek Girl group, we've received a wide range of questions to be pondered over and have been collectively solved by the geek masses. This question, coming in from villagirl, realizes she's probably over done it on signing up for every new social networking site, since now she barely uses any of them (except for Teamsugar, of course!):

Does anyone know of a website where one can type in their email and see all of the things that they are signed up for? I've signed up for lots of random stuff that I'm just not interested in anymore. Help!

And although I love answering all of your questions, Teamsugar user jdots24 had a few awesome suggestions of her own. To find out what they were, just

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Jdots24 uses a number sites that scour the Internet to find not only her name, but email addresses that she used to sign up for various sites saying, "None of them are perfect, but there are a few like yoname, peekyou, spock, ex.plode, and wink."

I tried all of Jdots24's suggestions myself, and the one that came up with the most results for me was YoName. With a massive search that brings back info from a ton of different websites including Blogger, YouTube, Twitter, and Myspace, it seems that even I have a bunch of outdated accounts floating around out there that could stand to be deleted! Way to serve up the great advice, Geek Girls! Lets keep it up!

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spyjournal spyjournal 8 years
use friendfeed and list all the sites you have ever signed up with this will then get you a all in one place unified list of your interaction on those sites http://friendfeed.com/
elysa elysa 8 years
that is a great resource I'm sure I have tons of unused registrations everywhere
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
OH!! If you keep your initial registration emails just search for "registration" or "confirmation" or "account" in gmail and that should come up with all the emails that you have accounts for :)
missaudreyjean missaudreyjean 8 years
If you used the same email address for most of them you could probably use spokeo.com It's also a really good way to see what your friends are doing. It can actually be a little scary. We found sites that I had completely forgot I registered for and even found things I had no idea were public.
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Tidal- thanks so much! I followed your instructions, and the account will soon be non-existent! You rock...I would have never been able to figure that out on my own. ;)
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
@lexichloe: 1. Log-into your Myspace.com account. 2. Edit my profile 3. Account Settings 4. On the "Account Settings" page is "Account Cancellation" then the link "Cancel Account" :)
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
I never use myspace, but I have an account I registered a few yrs ago. Since I'm unfamiliar w/ the site, could someone PLEASE tell me how to delete the existing account? I'm having difficulties.
Colleeninator Colleeninator 8 years
The only one that found ANY of my accounts was yoname.com, and it only came up with one (I have a BUNCH). I'm slightly disappointed, but then again, it's comforting to know I'm not that easy to find. Also, I love that yoname sends an email to the email addresses that people search for. Nice touch.
Judyh0311 Judyh0311 8 years
Wow! What great information to have. Thanks so much jdots24 - I'm off to check it out.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
I think that's neat but google should find the same results if you're just searching via username. And when I put in my name, it came up with a lot of accounts that weren't really mine, just signed up with the same first/last name. besides, it also searches the major accounts and i'm pretty aware of those that I signed up for. I guess this would be useful if you signed up for multiple accounts on one site and forgot your logins.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
great tip. i also have gone overboard trying out new networks but only staying active on a few. i'll get busy erasing my virtual existence asap.
marinewifey marinewifey 8 years
I looked up my information but it found nothing about me. Hmmm....
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
Thanks, I'm sure we can all use this! I know I can.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
Thanks so much...checking it out.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
cool. i'm off to use yoname, myself now.
villagirl villagirl 8 years
Haha! Awesome. I really did need to know. Thanks so much Jdots24!
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